Definition of sandhi in English:
noun[mass noun] Grammar
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).
- 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'.
Definition of sandhi in:
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