Germanic spirant law

  • the germanic spirant law, or primärberührung, is a specific historical instance in linguistics of dissimilation that occurred as part of an exception of grimm's law in proto-germanic, the ancestor of germanic languages.

  • general description
  • reflex in verb paradigms
  • reflex in verb-noun alternations
  • references

The Germanic spirant law, or Primärberührung, is a specific historical instance in linguistics of dissimilation that occurred as part of an exception of Grimm's law in Proto-Germanic, the ancestor of Germanic languages.