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Devanagari

These are plosive consonants which are formed palatally, i.e. as the word indicates at the palate.

च / ca

ca
ca

Spelling

  1. Draw the following lines without stopping: a short, horizontal line to the right, an upward bow to the right and a vertical line down.
  2. Draw the horizontal line from left to right over the letter.

Pronunciation

  • an unvoiced ca as in Tschechien
  • palatal place of articulation

छ / cha

cha
cha

Spelling

  1. Start on the left with a curved line with two bows like a mirrored "3" and a loop which ends at the bottom right.
  2. Place a short vertical line on top of the loop.
  3. Draw the horizontal line from left to right over the letter.

Pronunciation

  • an unvoiced, aspirated cha as in Charles, Charme
  • palatal place of articulation

ज / ja

ja
ja

Spelling

  1. Draw a left, anticlockwise bow followed by a horizontal line to the right.
  2. Draw a vertical line from top to bottom through the endpoint of the horizontal line.
  3. Draw the horizontal line from left to right over the letter.

Pronunciation

  • a voiced ja as in Dschungel
  • palatal place of articulation

झ / jha

jha
jha

Spelling

  1. Start at the top with a short, vertical line, followed by an s-shaped line and a loop ending below the vertical line.
  2. Start again at the right bow and draw a curved line to the top right, directly followed by a vertical line down.
  3. Draw the horizontal line from left to right over the letter.

Pronunciation

  • a voiced, aspirated jha as in Jeep
  • palatal place of articulation

ञ / ña

ña
ña

Spelling

  1. Draw a circular, clockwise line with a small opening to the left.
  2. Start on the right, directly at the bow, and draw another bow to the top right, followed directly by a vertical line down.
  3. Draw the horizontal line from left to right over the letter.

Aussprache

  • a nasal ñ preceding other palatal sounds as, for instance, in Señor
  • palatal place of articulation