Problematic listening exercise - श and ष
Are we supposed to distinguish श and ष in the listening exercise when these two letters sound basically identical in modern Hindi?
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
You'll understand the sound when you try to pronounce both श and ष, like mentioned in 1st comment
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.
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?