Alphabet - ਪਹਿਲਾ

- ਗੱਗਾ - gaggaa - eighth letter of the Gurmukhi alphabet.


Name: gaggaa
Shape:
Spelling: ਗੱਗਾ
Sound: 'g' as the 'g' in 'goat'
Type: Consonant

Mouth: hold your mouth in exactly the same way that you would if you were saying the sound of the Roman alphabet letter 'k' or 'g' as in the start of the word 'goal'.
Tongue: Curved so that the middle of your tongue touches the top of your mouth roughly where your soft palette meets your hard palette.
Soft Palette: blocking nose
Lips: apart
Vocal Chords: Used
Aspirated: no

Confusion: ਗ ਰ ਰਾ
Reading: Between ਗ ('g') and ਰ ('r').
Between ਗ ('g') and ਰਾ ('ra'). Note that the Kannaa (ਕੱਨਾ - 'ਗਾ') only goes half way down the height of the characters.
Writing: Again, between ਗ ('g') and ਰਾ ('ra') although with writing this, it is down to carelessness. Note that the Kannaa (ਕੱਨਾ - 'ਗਾ') only goes half way down the height of the characters. With a 'g' (ਗ), make sure that you draw it all of the way to the bottom.

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