Linguis. modification of the sound of a morpheme in a given linguistic context (Ex.: the pronunciation of the [??] in “the man” as opposed to the [??] in “the old man”, or of am as ['m] in “I am glad”)
Origin of sandhi; from Sanskrit sa?dhi, a linking, literally , placing together ; from Indo-European an unverified form som- ; from base an unverified form sem-, together, same + an unverified form dhe-, to place from source do
Modification of the sound of a word or morpheme when juxtaposed with another, especially in fluent speech, as the modification of the pronunciation of don't in don't you from its pronunciation in isolation or in a phrase like don't we.
Origin of sandhiSanskrit sa&mlowdot;dhi&hlowdot;, union, sandhi : sam, together; see sem-1 in Indo-European roots + dadhati, dh&imacron;-, he places; see dh&emacron;- in Indo-European roots.
From Sanskrit à¤¸à¤‚à¤§à¤¿ (saá¹ƒdhi, “joining").