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Part-5: Consonant Group-1: Gutturals
The gutturals consist of five sounds. The last one is a
nasal consonant. The second and the fourth are aspirated
versions of the first and third respectively. You can hear them
to get an idea of their sounds. Typically, when a consonant is
aspirated, a short "ha" gets added to the consonant. In English,
when we say that a consonant is an aspirate, it is a consonant
by itself and is not associated with any other consonant. For
those familiar with Greek, the difference will be like how
the consonant "chi" sounds different from the consonant "kappa".
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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