Learning to read the Hindi Alphabet should be the first stop for Hindi beginners. The Hindi alphabet is also known as the Devanagari alphabet and contains 48 characters. Hindi contains 10 vowels, 2 symbols, 36 constants, and has no upper and lower case of each letter.
Hindi letters are written left to right and linked together by lines through the top of each letter. 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. Devanagari 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 shape 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 is written left to right and linked together by the lines through the top of the letters.
Hindi Alphabet Chart
Hindi Conjunct Consonants Chart
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 mantra.
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 are an estimated thousand possible combinations of conjunct consonants that can be formed. Some examples of Hindi Conjunct Consonants below.
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.
Within any language or language group, there may be significant changes in speech, vocabulary, and pronunciation. The term used to describe these changes is called a dialect. Some words or phrases that exist in one dialect may exist or be absent from a different dialect. The most common dialect in the Hindi language is the Khariboli Dialect. Khariboli is recognized as the standard Hindi dialects.