Alphabet - ਪਹਿਲਾ

- ਣਾਣਾ - NhaNhaa - twentieth letter of the Gurmukhi alphabet.


Name: NhaNhaa
Shape:
Spelling: ਣਾਣਾ
Sound: 'n' as the 'n' sound at the start of the word 'nice' when you say it out aloud although the tongue is further back.
Type: Consonant

Mouth: This has no equivalent in English. Make a 'd' shape with your tongue but instead of the front of your tongue touching the tooth ridge, make the tip of your tongue touch the roof of your mouth further back, towards your soft palette. Have your soft palette allow air to pass into your nose as you would when saying the sound 'n' in 'nice' - ie, curved so that the tip of your tongue touches the roof of your mouth, further back, towards your soft palette.
Tongue: Curved so that the tip of your tongue touches the roof of your mouth, further back, towards your soft palette.
Soft Palette: Allowing air to pass into your nose
Lips: apart
Vocal Chords: Used
Aspirated: No

Confusion:  
Reading: none
Writing: none

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