[INDOLOGY] Sandhi examples in the english language
emstern1948 at gmail.com
Thu Aug 4 20:23:31 UTC 2022
Welsh and other Celtic languages may have sandhi or similar phenomena. Howard’s example suggest you may want to consider Latin.
I can also think of certain English colloquialisms like Whazzup for What’s up.
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> On Aug 4, 2022, at 4:02 PM, Howard Resnick <hr at ivs.edu> wrote:
> English sandhi, n -> m before a labial consonant:
> Examples: in-justice but im-possible; in-scrutable, but im-mature.
> Good luck,
>> On Aug 4, 2022, at 12:51 PM, Harry Spier via INDOLOGY <indology at list.indology.info> wrote:
>> Dear list members,
>> I need to give a brief introductory talk to english speakers, not linguistic or sanskrit students, but english speakers who chant sanskrit mantras and shlokas.
>> I thought I'd briefly talk about and give examples of:
>> 1) How sanskrit is very independent of word order.
>> 2) How sanskrit uses case endings
>> 3) How sandhi is widespread in sanskrit andi is also part of the spelling in sanskrit .
>> I'd like to give examples of sandhi in english to to make the concept of sandhi more clear. The examples I know of are:
>> 1) final "s"
>> "books" pronounced as "books" but "bags" pronounced as "bagz".
>> 2) final "d"
>> "glazed" pronounced as "glaizd" but "placed" pronounced as "plaist"
>> It would be helpful if someone could give me other examples of sandhi in english. Not final "s" or final "d"
>> Also is it true that most (all?) languages have sandhi ?
>> Is sandhi expressed in the spelling (and not just the pronounciation) of any non-Indian languages?
>> Harry Spier
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