|From:||Lars Henrik Mathiesen <thorinn@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, December 1, 2001, 23:52|
> Date: Sat, 1 Dec 2001 15:49:33 -0500
> From: The Keenans <makeenan@...>
> Whats sandhi?
Sandhi is a Sanskrit grammatical term for the phenomenon where the
last sounds in one word and the first sounds in the next merge or
otherwise influence each other.
In a sense it's most of the normal rules of word-internal phonological
development, applied to whole spoken sentences --- but then poor
students have to learn to apply all these rules to the dictionary
forms of the words in order to write anything correctly.
From Sanskrit, the word sandhi has been borrowed to denote similar
phenomena in other languages. For example, the rules for combination
of tones in Taiwanese Chinese languages are called tone sandhi.
Lars Mathiesen (U of Copenhagen CS Dep) <thorinn@...> (Humour NOT marked)