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).
More example sentences
- 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'.
More definitions of sandhiDefinition of sandhi in:
- The British & World English dictionary