Definition of sandhi in English:

sandhi

noun

Phonetics
  • 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)

    • ‘Among the elements of language she liked to reduce to essentials were the compounds produced by collision or transformation in sandhi.’
    • ‘Chinese has tone sandhis whereas English tones are not lexical but attitudinal and modal.’

Origin

From Sanskrit saṃdhi putting together.

Pronunciation:

sandhi

/ˈsandē//ˈsän-/