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[suhn-dee] /ˈsʌn di/
noun, plural sandhis. Linguistics.
morphophonemic alternation, especially as determined by phonetic environment, as in dontcha for don't you.
Origin of sandhi
First recorded in 1800-10, sandhi is from the Sanskrit word saṃdhi joining, juncture Unabridged
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noun (pl) -dhis
(linguistics) modification of the form or sound of a word under the influence of an adjacent word
Word Origin
from Sanskrit samdhi a placing together, from sam together + dadhāti he puts
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