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THEORY: Sandhi

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)


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