Letter Focus – व

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va

How does it look?

Like ब but missing the line across the little loop.  This has a horizontal line across the top, a full height verticle line on the right.  In the middle, on the left side is a little loop.

How to type it?

If you are using a US English keyboard with the standard Devanagari/Hindi layout, then you would press “b”

Words

At the Beginning

वन – forest

वह – he/she/it/that

वध – murder

वश – control, in power

वचन – promise

वजह – reason

वट – Banyan tree

In the Middle

हवन – ceremony where an offering is made to the fire god

भवन – mansion

सावन – name of the fifth month  of the Hindu lunar calendar (July – August)

सावधान – attentive

पावस – rainy season

पावन – holy, sacred

At the End

पाव – fourth part, quarter

गौरव – pride

चलाव – motion, movement

With other vowels

सवार – rider

चलावा  – custom

Almost through the consonants!

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