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Sandhi

 

a change in sounds depending on their position in a given portion of a text (a word or sentence). The term was introduced by ancient Indian grammarians. Sandhi may be external (at word boundaries) or internal (at morpheme boundaries).

Sandhi presupposes the expansion of sound features into a segment larger than a phoneme, the development of new features, or the loss of a phoneme or of some of its features. Many instances of sandhi are related to various types of neutralization; sandhi is an example of a boundary signal. Certain mor-phophonemic phenomena are attributed to sandhi.

REFERENCES

Trubetskoi, N. S. Osnovy fonologii. Moscow, 1960. (Translated from German.)
Allen, W. S. Sandhi. The Hague-Paris, 1972.
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