[ suhn-dee ]
/ ˈsʌn di /
noun, plural san·dhis. 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
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A sandhi is a combination of incidents whereby the object is attained.Tales from the Hindu Dramatists|R. N. Dutta
British Dictionary definitions for sandhi
/ (ˈsændɪ) /
noun plural -dhis
linguistics modification of the form or sound of a word under the influence of an adjacent word
Word Origin for sandhi
from Sanskrit samdhi a placing together, from sam together + dadhāti he puts
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