One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The process whereby the form of a word changes as a result of its position in an utterance (e.g. the change from a to an before a vowel).
- ‘Chinese has tone sandhis whereas English tones are not lexical but attitudinal and modal.’
- ‘Among the elements of language she liked to reduce to essentials were the compounds produced by collision or transformation in sandhi.’
From Sanskrit saṃdhi ‘putting together’.
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