Remember the vowels:
अ आ इ ई उ ऊ ऋ ए ऐ ओ औ अं
Last week we looked at how these vowels mix with the first consonant ग. Today, we look at the same pattern but with the second letter घ. These two consonants sound very, very similar. But they make different sounds for a Hindi speaker. In order to get the sound right, we need to over emphesize the difference. The first one has very little air. Try to say it with no air. ग The second one is harder with a lot of air, घ.
After you go through today’s lesson with घ and each of the vowels, go to the other lesson on ग and the vowels to practice hearing the difference.
घ् + अ = घ example: घर (m) house
घ्+ आ = घा घाट (m) river steps, bank, landing-place
घ्+ इ = घि घिरना to be surrounded
घ् + ई = घी घी (m) ghee –clarified butter
घ् + उ = घु घुटना (m) knee
घ् + ऊ = घू घूमना to turn
घ् + ऋ = घृ घृणा (f) hatred
घ् + ए = घे घेरना to surround
घ् + ऐ = घै
घ् + ओ = घो घोड़ा (m) horse
घ् + औ = घौ घौद (m) cluster of bananas
घ् + अं = घं घंटा (m) hour
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