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    Default Learning to read Hindi Step by Step

    Hi The thread wishes to help all those who would like to Learn Hindi script (Devnagari script).

    (NOTE: Please AVOID adding any post to the thread as it is bound to break the sequence. Prefer sending Queries via Private message. Thank you)


    Useful Resource

    http://www.hindibhasha.com/

    http://www.ukindia.mistral.co.uk/zar1.htm (For Arabic speakers)


    VOWELS



    Note: As shown in the pic above the vowels have special symbols called Matra which produces the same sound as the vowel and is used with Consonants (below) to produce various sounds. We will be learning it later.

    CONSONANTS

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    Vowels.
    we will be starting with first two vowels today.

    First



    English


    It produces a sound 'a' as in Cup (Kap)

    Arabic

    It produces a sound 'a' as in 'Al'



    Note: It does not have a corresponding Matra


    second




    English


    It has a sound 'Aa' (a longer aa) as in Bath or Garbage

    Arabic


    It has a sound 'Aa' (a longer aa) as in Khaali or Insaan

    It has a matra the Rod shape which adds the 'aa' sound to the consonant it is attached with

    For eg.

    if this is

    Producing sound as K as in Kite or Kitab

    This will be Kaa after adding matra



    as in Kabul or Kaan (ear)

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    Next 2 vowels

    First



    English


    It produces a sound 'ee' as in pin, sin, in

    Arabic

    It produces a sound 'ee' as in 'ismi, Jism'

    Note: It does has a corresponding Matra



    It sounds like Ki as in Kiss Kid Kin

    second



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    It has a sound 'EE' (DEEPER SOUND) as in Keep or Keen

    Arabic


    It has a sound 'EE' (DEEPER SOUND) as in Jameel or Taweel

    It has a matra the 'EE' sound to the consonant it is attached with


    sounds as 'Kee'

    as in Keemat (cost) Neela (blue)
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    Next 2 viwels

    First




    English


    It produces a sound 'u' as in pull,full


    Note: It does have a corresponding Matra




    Sounding as Ku as in Could

    second



    English


    It has a sound 'oo' (longer sound) as in Fool or cool

    Arabic


    It has a sound 'oo' (longer sound) as in Filoos or Mashghool

    It has a matra


    Producing a Koo sound as in Cool


    Next Vowel




    English


    It produces a sound 'Ri' as in Rich


    Note: It does has a corresponding Matra




    It sounds like Kr as in "Crush"

    Krishna (Name of Hindu God)
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    Next Vowels



    It sounds like ae as in pale or bail, Pay

    It's Matra or symbol



    sounds as Kay as in Kela (banana) Akela (lonely)


    Second



    It sounds like Ae as in Apple or man

    It's Matra or symbol



    sounds as Kai as in Kaisa (How) Paisa (Money)
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    Next Vowels



    It sounds like O as in Pole or Hole

    It's Matra or symbol



    sounds as Ko as in Cola or Cone

    Second



    It sounds like Au as in Paul or Call

    It's Matra or symbol



    sounds as Kau as in Caught or Call


    (With this we finish with Vowels)

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    Coming To Consonants


    are rarely used we will concentrate on Important ones

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    soungs as J as in Jug John Joint

    जग (Jag) World
    जीत (Jeet) Victory
    जानवर (Janwar) Animal

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    soungs as Jh But English doesn't seem to have an equivalent sound

    झूठ (Jhooth) Lie
    झंडा (Jhanda) Flag
    झगडा (Jhagda) Dispute



    (If anybody wishes to give a small test for practice it is posted here
    https://www.allthelyrics.com/forum/in...tml#post767143)
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    sounds as T as in Tomato,Tom, Tip

    टमाटर (Tamatar) Tomato
    टांग (Tang) leg
    टांगा (Tanga) Horse Cart

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    sounds as Thh But English doesn't seem to have an equivalent sound

    But U can get the Pronunciation from this song
    Listen carefully to [B]Thande Paani se

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sA7AZ3FCMms

    ठंडा (Thanda) Cold or cool
    ठेला (Thela) Wagon
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    sounds as D as in Dog, Dig, Diamond

    डाक (Daak) Post
    डाकू (Daaku) Bandit

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    sounds as Dhh But English doesn't seem to have an equivalent sound

    But U can get the Pronunciation from this song
    Listen carefully to [B]Dhol and Dholi

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ItSd5Tosh38

    ढोल (Dhol) Drum

    ढोली (Dholi) Drummer

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    a difficult sound you can know the pronunciation from the link given below

    http://www.hindibhasha.com/

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