HyperDic: sound_law

English > 1 sense of the expression sound law:
NOUNcognitionsound lawa law describing sound changes in the history of a language
English > sound law: 1 sense > noun 1, cognition
MeaningA law describing sound changes in the history of a language.
Part ofhistorical linguistics, diachronic linguistics, diachronyThe study of linguistic change
NarrowerGrimm's lawA sound law relating German consonants and consonants in other Indo-European languages
Verner's lawA qualification of Grimm's law
Broaderlaw, natural lawA rule or body of rules of conduct inherent in human nature and essential to or binding upon human society

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