sandhi

[suhn-dee]
noun, plural san·dhis. Linguistics.
  1. 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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sandhi

noun plural -dhis
  1. 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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