Problematic listening exercise - श and ष

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Are we supposed to distinguish श and ष in the listening exercise when these two letters sound basically identical in modern Hindi?

April 30, 2019


Hi AngeCI, in hindi both श and ष have same sound. When you're saying श, your tounge touches the skin-part below your lower teeths. While saying ष, your tounge touches skin-part above upper teeths

April 30, 2019

You'll understand the sound when you try to pronounce both श and ष, like mentioned in 1st comment

April 30, 2019

Oh. Thanks for that explanation!

May 9, 2019
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This doesn't help. What I want is someone disabling this question. I've just met a question to differentiate between श and ष, and I got it wrong.

May 12, 2019

You're not alone with this problem and knowing how each are pronounced does nothing to help! If they sound exactly the same when heard through headphones/speakers, how is one supposed to differentiate them?

June 6, 2019
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