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Archive for May, 2009

Last set of special compounds Posted by on May 7, 2009

When the half consonant r (र्) comes before any full consonant character, the half consonant r (र्) is written as a special mark over the full consonant. See if you can figure out what the special mark is. Type them in the comments section. Hint, not all the compounds have this special feature, so watch…

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R Compounds Posted by on May 4, 2009

The characters र (ra) and र् (r) can form two types of compounds. When र (ra) comes after a half consonant character, the character changes. See if you can figure out what has changed. Type your answers in the comment section of this post. k (क्) + ra (र) = kra (क्र). (नक्र)(nakra)(alligator) g (ग्)…

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Special Compound Consonants Posted by on May 2, 2009

Namaste (नमस्ते)!   In Hindi, there are special compound characters, the first of which is the character d (द्). There are seven forms used in these compound letters. d + ga = dga : द् + ग = द्ग (उद्गार) (udgaara) means exclamation d + da = dda : द् + द = द्द (बुद्दू)…

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