ukindia Learn to Read Gujarati Lesson 10

Learn to Read Gujarati

Lesson 10

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Combinded letters

Sometimes two letters are joined together . The top letter is then read first and then the following one. Eg in the word for a town in Gujarat called Dwarka - the first letter D is half prounced as THE and then the V sound comes after it ( there is no W sound in Gujarati and that is why many Gujaratis and indeed most North Indians have a terrible time pronoucing it - they will say vater instead of water for eg.) . Read the following examples of some of these combinations.

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Now we come to doubled letters where the first sound is only half pronounced as in Mecca where the first c (k sound) is clipped .

Finally in this lesson we examine the vowel mark r . It is a short slanting line put in the foot of a letter eg in the word France it would be put in the foot of F as below

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