https://www.duolingo.com/Madelbaby

Placement of matras?

I just started studying the Devanagari outside of Duolingo and am still getting the hang of it. I reset my Hindi course so that I could authentically practice and pace myself through the letters again, and as I'm going through I've noticed that the vowel matras are place differently on some consonants. Instead of being attached at the bottom, I've seen what transliterates into u and uu attached to and beside the consonant? Is it supposed to be at the bottom or just attached to the "tail" of the consonant?

August 27, 2018

4 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/RedHindi

Different letters have different placements. For example, रू/ रु compared to लू/ लु। Unfortunately, the placement is just learned through time and repetition. I remember when I first started learning, I would hand write each letter of the alphabet along with how it looks with each vowel. This was well worth the effort.

August 27, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/amplifymysound1

great learning method. i may try that.

August 27, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Madelbaby

Thank you!

August 27, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/qqqqqqqqzzzqqqqq

I'm pretty sure र is the ONLY letter that doesn't have the u and uu matras placed on the bottom.

September 3, 2018
Learn Hindi in just 5 minutes a day. For free.