neogrammarian definition

  • noun:
    • alternate form of Neogrammarian.
    • One of a group of philologists which apply phonetic guidelines much more widely and purely than had been formerly done, and whom maintain that these legislation acknowledge of no real exclusions.
    • An adherent of a school of students of comparative Indo-European sentence structure (since about 1875), which insist particularly upon the importance and strictness for the regulations of phonetic change.
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