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Hindi Challenges 2: Pronunciation of Aspirated Letters

A number of the consonants in Hindi have unaspirated and aspirated forms. Aspirated means you pronounce the same sound but with slightly more force. Let’s learn how to pronounce them.

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2 replies on “Hindi Challenges 2: Pronunciation of Aspirated Letters”

This as well as your post on retroflex and dental letters are well written. I had been hoping to find tongue diagrams on the nasal consonants though…any chance you’ll be writing a post on those? (ङ ञ ण )

Hey Celeste, just watch a Hindi alphabet video and you’ll get the pronunciation of those letters – they’re barely used in Hindi. They’re not difficult for English speakers, unlike Retroflex and Dental. Best of luck.

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