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The term sandhi (from Sanskrit saṃdhi ‘putting together’) refers to phonological processes that apply when two morphemes (roots, stems, or affixes) are juxtaposed. This very general term has been used in a variety of senses. In its broadest sense, sandhi includes the selection of alternative forms (allomorphs) at the joining of two morphemes within a word (internal sandhi) as well as processes that apply between adjacent words in a phrase (external sandhi), and in this broad sense it encompasses a la…

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Robert D. Hoberman, “Sandhi”, in: Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: Lutz Edzard, Rudolf de Jong. Consulted online on 16 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1570-6699_eall_EALL_SIM_0120>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004177024, 20090831

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