"अँगूठा"

Translation:Thumb

April 7, 2020

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Beth205297

Isn't this also "big toe" (s.)? If so, how - other than context - do you know which it is? (And if it is context, why was I marked wrong?)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/vinay92

It should probably be accepted but usually, अँगूठा by itself refers to the 'thumb' and the big toe is 'पैर का अँगूठा' (thumb of the foot).


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kuyaC

Could someone please give me a transliteration? aNMutha or aMNutha?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/vinay92

It is roughly close to 'angootha'.

If you want to be more technical, the ISO transliteration is aṅgūṭhā or ãgūṭhā (The former stands for the insertion of a velar nasal consonant after 'a' while the latter calls for nasalising the first 'a' vowel itself. Both pronunciations are in vogue).

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