Sanskriet alfabeth

Explanation of the card with the sanskrit alphabeth:

-on top the nada sound

-than A

-than A, I, U (the sound oo in poor)

-than A, I, Ri, Lri, U

-the five coloms

(vertical on the card the block of 5x5 coloms with the line with internal consonants below)

the place to pronounce:

1. on the "A" place of the tongue: gutteral:

the ka, kha, ga, gha, nga (dot on the lettre n (anusvaara), (articulation of the ng as in king))

and the internal consonant: ha

2. on the "I" place of the tongue: palatal:

de cya, cyha, dya, dyha, nya (tylde on the lettre n)

and the internal consonant: ya and the s-sound: sya, than there is a quote on the s (like é)

3. on the"R" (articulation ri) place of the tongue: cerebral:

the ta, tha, da, dha, na and the internal consonant: ra and the s-sound: sa, with a dot below all lettres,

that are in our alfabeth the same as under colom 4.

4. on the "L" (articulation lri) place of the tongue: dental:

the ta, tha, da, dha, na and the internal consonant: la and the s-sound: sa

5. op de "U" place of the tongue: labial:

the pa, pha, ba, bha, ma and the internal consonant: va (pronunciation wa)

-than the five internal consonant: already explained (see 1 to 5)

-than the three S sounds: already explained (see 2 to 4)

-than the sound Ang (with the gutteral n)

-than the sound Ah

More rules of pronunciation:

the"r" is pronounced as the English "r", so with the tongue straight up touching the palet

If you should not pronounce the "A" sound of the lettre, a backslash is given under/behind the lettre"\" (viraama)

The H without the "A" pronunciation is also indicated by a ":" (visarga)

A vertical line behind a lettre prolongues the sound

A dot on the last lettre of a word indicates that the pronunciation ends with "ng" (articulation of the ng as in king)

Further explanation of Sanskrit

Sanskrit dictionary

Perfect prayer

(*) updated April 30' 2011

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