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Ver′ner's law′(n.)

  1. a statement of the regularity behind some apparent exceptions in the Germanic languages to Grimm's law, namely, that Proto-Germanic voiceless fricatives became voiced when occurring between voiced sounds if the immediately preceding vowel was not accented in Proto-Indo-European: formulated 1875 by Karl Verner.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Verner's law(noun)

    a qualification of Grimm's law


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