Learn Sanskrit through Self Study
Devanagari Script (lesson 0!)
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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Generic form of a Consonant
Semi Vowels, Sibilants etc.
Consonant Vowel combinations
Writing methods for Conjuncts
Conjuncts with "ra"
List of Conjuncts
Similar looking Aksharas
Rarely used Aksharas