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Verner's law

noun, Linguistics
1.
the statement by K. Verner of a regularity behind some apparent exceptions in the Germanic languages to Grimm's law, namely, that Proto-Germanic voiceless fricatives became voiced when between voiced sounds if the immediately preceding vowel was not accented in Proto-Indo-European.
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95
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Verner's law

/ˈvɜːnəz/
noun
1.
(linguistics) a modification of Grimm's Law accommodating some of its exceptions. It states that noninitial voiceless fricatives in Proto-Germanic occurring as a result of Grimm's law became voiced fricatives if the previous syllable had been unstressed in Proto-Indo-European
Derived Forms
Vernerian (vɜːˈnɛərɪən) adjective
Word Origin
C19: named after Karl Adolph Verner (1846–96), Danish philologist, who formulated it
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