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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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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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