"Raj is very happy."

Translation:राज बहुत ख़ुश है।

May 3, 2019



Can anyone explain the dot under the ख़ु ? Is it just like an aspirated version of क़ ? Like the Persian qa but like qha?

May 3, 2019

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It represents the 'ch' sound in 'loch' and is mostly found in words borrowed from Arabic/Persian. If I am not mistaken, it is represented by its own letter in the Urdu Nastaliq script. However, many Hindi speakers drop the dot (called 'nuqta') and pronounce/write it as ख (this is true for most dotted consonants with the exception of ड़ and ढ़).

May 6, 2019
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