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Sandhi is a cover term for a wide variety of phonological processes that occur at morpheme or word boundaries (thus belonging to morphophonology). Examples include the fusion of sound across word boundaries, as its name implies, and the alteration of sounds from nearby sounds or the grammatical function of adjacent words.

Sandhi occurs particularly prominently in the phonology of Indian languagesTemplate:Cn (especially Sanskrit, Telugu Marathi, Hindi, Pali, Kannada, Bengali). However, it exists in many other languages, such as in some North Germanic languages.

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