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Lesson 4 – Symbols for the Vowel Sounds

Here is a dummy consonant to show the positioning of the vowel symbols. You can place any of the 36 consonants here.

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Here are all the symbols that can be added to the dummy consonant and click each of them to learn more about it in detail.

ahsymbol aahsymbol yisymbol yeesymbol uhsymbol oohsymbol ersymbol

ehsymbol ehehsymbol aihsymbol ohsymbol ohohsymbol

owsymbolumsymbol ahasymbol

It helps to remember the following points while learning vowel symbols:

  • -aah‘ is also used for obtaining ‘-oh‘ and ‘-ohoh
  • -yi‘ and ‘-yee‘ are somewhat similar
  • -uh‘, ‘-ooh‘ and ‘-er‘ have some common features
  • -eh‘, ‘-eheh‘ and ‘-aih‘ are placed on the left of the consonant
  • -eh‘ when used twice gives ‘-aih
  • -oh‘ is derived by putting ‘-eh‘ on the left and ‘-aah‘ on the right
  • ‘-ohoh‘ is derived by putting ‘-eheh‘ on the left and ‘-aah‘ on the right
  • -oh‘ and ‘-ohoh‘ need symbols on both sides
  • -ow‘ is unique and has no similarity with the rest
  • -um‘ and ‘-aha‘ can be said to have some similarities

←Lesson 4 – Introduction to Symbols for the Vowel Sounds

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One comment on “Lesson 4 – Symbols for the Vowel Sounds
  1. SIVARAMAKRISHNAN says:

    I WANT LEARN WRITE AND SPEAK MALAYALAM BECAUSE I LIKE MALAYALAM IS ONE OF THE DRAVIDAN LANGUAGE

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