A S am p r as ar ail a

Samprasarana is the process whereby an antahsthah is replaced by the simple vowel of the same mouth position (and the following vowel is elided). This is the complement to rule 4 in 10. A.3. Examples of this are ij-ya derived from dhatu yaj, sup-ta from dhatu svap, uc-atha from dhatu vac, and prcch-ati from dhatu prach.

A similar process occurs in English when a final 'y' is replaced by 'i' before adding another suffix, as for example, easy and easily, beauty and beautiful, holy and holiness.

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