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Sound law   /saʊnd lɔ/   Listen
Sound law

A law describing sound changes in the history of a language.

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"Sound law" Quotes from Famous Books

... duty to defend my kinsman for his life. Hear how it goes with me, and I'll leave the judgment of it to yourself. The first thing they have to do is to get rid of Alan. They canna bring in James as art and part until they've brought in Alan first as principal; that's sound law: they could never put the cart before ...
— The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 11 (of 25) • Robert Louis Stevenson

... the books that Montaigne could have got under his eye. That was full fairly his own, he thought, which he had made his own by intelligent appropriation. And this, perhaps, expresses in general the sound law of property in the realm of mind. At any rate, Montaigne will wear no yoke of fast obligation. He will write as pleases him. Above all things else, ...
— Classic French Course in English • William Cleaver Wilkinson

Words linked to "Sound law" :   law, Verner's law, natural law, historical linguistics, Grimm's law, diachrony, diachronic linguistics

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