Lyman-s-law Definition

noun

(linguistics) A linguistic rule stating that rendaku does not occur if the second element of the compound contains a voiced obstruent in any position, e.g. yama + kaji produces yamakaji (mountain fire), not *yamagaji.

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Origin of Lyman-s-law

  • After Benjamin Smith Lyman (1835–1920), American mining engineer and amateur linguist.

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