Definition of sandhi in English:


Syllabification: san·dhi
Pronunciation: /ˈsandē, ˈsän-


  • The process whereby the form of a word changes as a result of its position in an utterance (e.g., the change from a to an before a vowel).
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    • Among the elements of language she liked to reduce to essentials were the compounds produced by collision or transformation in sandhi.
    • Chinese has tone sandhis whereas English tones are not lexical but attitudinal and modal.


from Sanskrit saṃdhi 'putting together'.

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