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Key contributions were made by the Danish scholars Rasmus Rask and Karl Verner and the German scholar Jacob Grimm.
Verner's law, stated by Karl Verner in 1875, describes a historical sound change in the Proto-Germanic language whereby voiceless fricatives * f, * þ, * s, * h, * hʷ, when immediately following an unstressed syllable in the same word, underwent voicing and became respectively the fricatives * b, * d, * z, * g, * gʷ.
Karl Verner was the first scholar to note the factor governing the distribution of the two outcomes.
Karl ( Adolph ) Verner (; 7 March 1846 in Århus – 5 November 1896 in Copenhagen ) was a Danish linguist.
* Daniel Kilham Dodge's review of Verner Dahlerup's Nekrolog over Karl Verner, American Journal of Philology, The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1897.
" Verner von Heidenstam however, one of his opponents in the feud, in his book Karolinerna instead " emphasized the heroic steadfastness of the Swedish people in the somber years of trial during the long-drawn-out campaigns of Karl XII " ( Scott ).
The inflectional type is usually accepted to reach back into Proto-Indo-European times, with an exact correspondence of Sanskrit and Old Norse ylgr, both meaning " she-wolf ", first described by Karl Verner in 1877 ( see Verner's law ).
Karl Verner identified the principle that these instead become the voiced consonants * b, * d, * g, * gʷ if they were word-internal and immediately preceded by an unaccented vowel in PIE.
Pedersen studied at the University of Copenhagen with Karl Verner, Vilhelm Thomsen, and Hermann Möller.