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Part-11: Consonant Vowel combinations

Sanskrit is a phonetic language. Any of the consonants can form a syllable with any of the vowels. Such combinations are written using special ligatures (specific shapes different from those of normal vowels). The Devanagari script follows fairly consistent rules to write consonant vowel combinations. In standard literature, the term "medial vowl" is used to refer to vowels inside a word i.e.,vowels occurring with consonants in the words. Exceptions to this rule of using medial vowel representations also occur.

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Contents

Introduction

Short Vowels

Long Vowels

Support Vowels

Generic form of a Consonant

Gutturals

Palatals

Cerebrals

Dentals

Labials

Semi Vowels, Sibilants etc.

Consonant Vowel combinations

Conjunct characters

Writing methods for Conjuncts

Conjuncts with "ra"

List of Conjuncts

Similar looking Aksharas

Vedic symbols

Rarely used Aksharas

Summary

Exercises

Listening Practice


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