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 (sŭn′dē, săn′-)
Modification of the sound of a word or morpheme when juxtaposed with another, especially in fluent speech, as the modification of the pronunciation of don't in don't you from its pronunciation in isolation or in a phrase like don't we.

[Sanskrit saṃdhiḥ, union, sandhi : sam, together; see sem- in Indo-European roots + dadhāti, dhī-, he places; see dhē- in Indo-European roots.]


n, pl -dhis
(Phonetics & Phonology) linguistics modification of the form or sound of a word under the influence of an adjacent word
[from Sanskrit samdhi a placing together, from sam together + dadhāti he puts]


(ˈsʌn di)

n., pl. -dhis.
modification in the sound of a word or morpheme in connected speech, esp. as determined by phonetic environment, as in the pronunciation dontcha for don't you.
[1800–10; < Skt saṃdhi joining, juncture]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sandhi - the articulatory process whereby the pronunciation of a word or morpheme changes when it is followed immediately by another (especially in fluent speech)
articulation - the aspect of pronunciation that involves bringing articulatory organs together so as to shape the sounds of speech
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Originally caused by the tone of the dropped classifier ge51, the tone in the numeral yi35 now is frozen; in other words, its high-rising tone (35) does not follow any tone sandhi rules.
It is the Tibetan of the Sanskrit `Maha Sampanna' or the probably Prakrit `Maha Sandhi (Maha-Chen, Sampanna=Dzog)' (Trantric Practices in Nyingma:Sangpo: 1982:185-193).
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IP raising; tone sandhi and the creation of S-final particles: evidence for cyclic spell-out.
In spite of Ramanath Jha's (1955/1971:19) firm assertion that there is a total absence of sandhi rules in Maithili (".
This is most obviously seen in the author's treatment of sandhi, which is not in line with standard usage and is internally inconsistent.
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44]-tone are the result of word-internal sandhi processes deriving it from an underlying [sup.