Alphabet - ਪਹਿਲਾ

- ਊੜਾ - oordaa - First letter of the Gurmukhi alphabet.

Name: oordaa
Spelling: ਊੜਾ
Sound: 'oo' as the 'o' in 'who' - see note*.
Type: Vowel
*Note: Being a vowel, it can take on a number of sounds:
  • ਉ - short 'u' like the 'u' in 'but';
  • ਊ - long 'u' like the 'oo' in 'boot';
  • ਓ - long 'o' like the 'oa' in 'soap';
For more information on vowels, click on the Vowels link in the main menu on the left of the page.

Mouth: For the basic 'oo' sound, purse your lips as though you were going to blow out a candle but don't blow out your cheeks.
Tongue: flat along bottom of mouth
Soft Palette: blocking nose
Lips: pursed
Vocal Chords: Used
Aspirated: no

Reading: n/a
Writing: n/a

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