Definition of Sound law

1. Noun. A law describing sound changes in the history of a language.

Generic synonyms: Law, Natural Law
Group relationships: Diachronic Linguistics, Diachrony, Historical Linguistics
Specialized synonyms: Grimm's Law, Verner's Law



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sound Law

sound camera
sound card
sound cards
sound change
sound changes
sound effect
sound effects
sound energy
sound engineer
sound engineering
sound film
sound hole
sound holes
sound judgement
sound judgment
sound law (current term)
sound localization
sound off
sound out
sound perception
sound pollution
sound pressure
sound pressure level
sound projection
sound property
sound ranging
sound recording
sound reflection
sound reproduction
sound spectrograph

Literary usage of Sound law

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1. On the Connection of the Physical Sciences by Mary Somerville (1846)
"... Water, and Solids—Causes of the Obstruction of Sound—Law of its Intensity—Reflection of Sound —Echoes—Thunder—Refraction of Sound—Interference of Sounds ..."

2. The History of Language by Henry Sweet (1900)
"Thus the sound-law that German d corresponds to th in English, as in ding, ... In this sense, a sound-law may be regarded as simply a statement of the fact ..."

3. On the Connection of the Physical Sciences by Mary Somerville (1846)
"... Water, and Solids—Causes of the Obstruction of Sound—Law of its Intensity—Reflection of Sound —Echoes—Thunder—Refraction of Sound—Interference of Sounds ..."

4. Hermathena by Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland) (1905)
"It may be formulated, in legal shape, as follows :— Whenever Analogy, coming into direct conflict with a Sound-law, reverses its effect, it is a necessary ..."

5. Formative Influences of Legal Development by Albert Kocourek, John Henry Wigmore (1918)
"His expression "sound law" refers both to civil and criminal law. If a healthy nation have a healthy law, why not a healthy criminal law as well as a ..."

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