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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

5 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/srvstv94starlord

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

https://www.duolingo.com/srvstv94starlord

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

April 30, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Words50000

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

https://www.duolingo.com/ClassicDuo

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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