sound law
  • (British) IPA: /ˈsaʊnd lɔː/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈsaʊnd lɔ/, /ˈsaʊnd lɑ/

sound law (plural sound laws)

  1. (phonology) A rule that describes historical sound change (the change in pronunciation of a sound) in a language. [from 19th c.]
    • 1877, Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, page 118.
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  • French: loi phonétique
  • German: Lautgesetz
  • Russian: фонети́ческий зако́н

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