Hindustani Orthography

Hindustani Orthography

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Hindustani has been written in several different scripts. Most Hindi texts are written in the Devanagari script, which is derived from the Br hm script of Ancient India. Most Urdu texts are written in the Urdu alphabet, which comes from the Persian alphabet. Hindustani has been written in both scripts. In recent years the Latin script has been used in these languages for technological or internationalization reasons. The Devanagari script is an abugida writing system, so the written form of consonants have an inherent default vowel afterward, namely a schwa. In certain contexts, such as at the end of words, these schwas are deleted in correct Hindi pronunciation, in a phenomenon called the schwa syncope. Devanagari consonants which have other vowels afterward use diacritical marks around the consonant. The script is written from left to right, with a top-bar connecting the letters together.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 127g
  • Populpublishing
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6135624210
  • 9786135624212