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Learn Hindi Alphabet

Learn Hindi Alphabet – Learn Hindi Alphabet Letters

Hindi Alphabet is also known as the Devanagari Alphabet or script that is used to write Hindi, Marathi, and Nepali. Since the 19th century, it has been the most commonly-used script for Sanskrit and Pali. Devanāgarī is also employed for Gujari, Bhili, Bhojpuri, Konkani, Magahi, Maithili, Marwari, Newari, Pahari (Garhwali and Kumaoni), Santhali, Tharu, and sometimes Sindhi, Panjabi, and Kashmiri.

Hindi Alphabet letters are written in a cursive shapes and is recognizable by a distinctive horizontal line running along the tops of the letters that links them together. Plus they don’t have a no uppercase or lowercase version of each letter. The Hindi Alphabet consists of ten vowels and thirty six consonants and are written left to right and linked together by the lines through the top of the letters.

The Hindi Alphabet is a phonetic alphabet which means each Hindi character is pronounced. Hindi consonants carry an inherent vowel which can be altered or muted by means of diacritics or matra. Example of how to read Hindi words work below.

Example of How to Read Hindi

Conjunct Consonants occur when two or more consonants appear together in clusters. These can eventually pair up to a having a possible four or five consonants linked together at max. There is an estimated thousand possible combinations of conjunct consonants that can be formed. Some examples of Hindi Conjunct Consonants below.

Hindi Conjunct Consonants Examples

Hindi Alphabet is very important when it comes to learning to write and read the Hindi Language. So make sure to practice pronouncing and writing the Hindi Alphabet whenever you can. As many times as you can.

Related Articles: Hindi Number System – How to Write Hindi Numbers

Interested in further study into Hindi or confused on where to start? I recommend reading our Hindi Beginners Guide or check out the Importance of Languages Store!

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