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Vowels (Maatraa)

Punjabi vowels

Maatraa Name of the Maatraa Pronunciation
Muktaa ‘MUKTAA’ no sign, no sound
‘KANNAA’ When added to a letter, it gives the sound of ‘aa’.
‘SIHAAREE’ it gives the sound as ‘i’ in ‘sit’.
‘BIHAAREE’ it gives the sound as ‘ea’ in ‘seal’.
‘AUNKARH’ it gives the sound as ‘u’ in ‘put’.
‘DULAINKARH’ it gives the sound as ‘oo’ in ‘shoot’.
‘LAAVAAN it gives the sound as ‘a’ in ‘pale’.
DULAAVAAN it gives the sound as ‘a’ in ‘sad’.
‘HORHAA’ it gives the sound as ‘o’ in ‘pot’ or ‘ou’ in ‘bought’.
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More signs (Maatraa)

Maatraa Name of the Maatraa Pronunciation
‘TIPPEE’ nasal sound
‘BINDEE’ nasal sound
‘ADHDHAK’ used for doubling the sound of the letter

courtesy: Amrit Pal Singh ‘Amrit’

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