Lautverschiebung

Related to Lautverschiebung: Consonant Shift

Laut´ver`schie`bung

    (lout´fĕr`shē`bŎng)
n.1.(Philol.) The regular changes which the primitive Indo-European stops, or mute consonants, underwent in the Teutonic languages, probably as early as the 3d century b. c. , often called the first Lautverschiebung, sound shifting, or consonant shifting.
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Linguistically speaking, the difference between Dutch and German is, of course, quite literally a Lautverschiebung, or a "vowel shift.
Se, nonostante l'aiuto (non sempre dirimente) della seconda Lautverschiebung, e a volte difficile decidere sull'origine gotica o longobarda di un germanismo, l'apporto lessicale carolingio--un franco contrassegnato da un primo adattamento alla fonetica romanza (langue d'oil) nonche da una semantica piu astratta ed elevata, gia di castello--e di piu agevole identificazione (cfr.
The poet is constantly in search of language, perhaps "warten auf erneute Lautverschiebung," or observing "Kollegen auf Jagd nach Superlativen.
La Lautverschiebung, literalmente, cambio, desplazamiento de sonido, en este contexto linguistico, consiste en una mutacion consonantica hacia la la desfonologizacion debido a neutralizacion.
The above passage, expounding the principles of Lautverschiebung (`sound-shifting') and consonantal interchange for an English-reading audience, is taken from an 1833 review of Jacob Grimm's Deutsche Grammatik; I have italicized `advanced, because it appears to represent an aberration from Grimm's original German, the source of the passage.