Sandhi Definition

sŭndē, săn-
Modification of the sound of a morpheme in a given linguistic context (Ex.: the pronunciation of the [ə] in “the man” as opposed to the [ē] in “the old man”, or of am as ['m] in “I am glad”)
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Origin of Sandhi

  • Sanskrit saṃdhiḥ union, sandhi sam together sem-1 in Indo-European roots dadhāti dhī- he places dhē- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Sanskrit संधि (saṃdhi, “joining").

    From Wiktionary

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