No grammar notes?
Hi guys! I just started learning Hindi yesterday and I am REALLY struggling with the abugida, or Devanagari. As you know, there are special marks in the abugida to change the letter's end vowel. There are no explanations for the placement of the modifying marks and they just introduce the letters in the lessons. I am really struggling and I would really love to have explanations for writing in Devanagari. Guys, please help me! Are you also struggling with learning Devanagari characters?
P.S. If any Indians can help me with this, I would greatly appreciate. Please write the "Tips and Notes" in the comments below.
Indian here - the marks are called matras, they are used to represent vowel sounds. It's part of how the script is written, not grammar. The course doesn't really explain it well (annoying, since I joined the course mainly to relearn the script as opposed to speaking Hindi). But there's loads of resources in the comments of thread I made on the topic, just below. This is the one I found most useful: https://www.omniglot.com/writing/hindi.htm
Be careful while using languagereef. The audio for some vowels of many languages is wrong. For example, Hindi ऐ is not a diphthong like Malayalam ഐ, nor is Bangla অ pronounced the same as its Tamil counterpart அ. They seem to have used the same audio files for corresponding vowels across different languages.