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Grassman's law

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noun Linguistics.
  1. an observation, made by H. G. Grassman, that when aspirated consonants occurred in successive syllables in Sanskrit and classical Greek, one, usually the first, was unaspirated, becoming a voiced stop in Sanskrit and a voiceless stop in Greek.
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Origin of Grassman's law

First recorded in 1890–95
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