grass-mans laws

Grassman's law

noun Linguistics.
an observation, made by H. G. Grassman, that when aspirated consonants occurred in successive syllables in Sanskrit and classical Greek, one, usually the first, was unaspirated, becoming a voiced stop in Sanskrit and a voiceless stop in Greek.

1890–95 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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