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THE DEVANAGARI ALPHABET

Here are three videos presenting the various components of the Devanagari alphabet. I mention in one of them that it is more like a syllabet because consonants are never pronounced without attached. In the most technical sense, this designation would not be correct. A true syllabet would have a completely different symbol for each possible consonant-vowel combination, rather than carrying a consonant unchanged with different vowel signs added.

It was not an easy decision which specific Devanagari font to use. Perry's font reflects an ancient version that is good for studying original manuscripts, but is no longer in common use, even when reproducing the ancient writings. The problem is, of course, that some of the characters that we will use look different from Perry's. I finally decided to go with a more modern font since it is a) easier to figure out the letters and b) not all that hard to remember the points of difference.

Please feel free to e-mail me with any questions.




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