Alphabet - ਪਹਿਲਾ

- ਨੱਨਾ - Nhannaa - twenty-fifth letter of the Gurmukhi alphabet.


Name: Nhannaa
Shape:
Spelling: ਨੱਨਾ
Sound: 'n' as the 'n' in the word 'name' when you say it out aloud although the tongue is further forward so that it touches the tips of your teeth.
Type: Consonant

Mouth: Make an 'n' shape with your tongue but instead of the front of your tongue touching the tooth ridge, make the tip of your tongue touch the tips of your teeth, making a seal.
Tongue: Make the tip of your tongue touch the tips of your teeth.
Soft Palette: Allowing air to pass into your nose
Lips: apart
Vocal Chords: Used
Aspirated: No

Confusion: ਠ ਨ ਲ
Reading: There are three letters like this that can be confused:
ਠ (Thatthaa) - connected at the bottom;
ਨ (Nannaa) - open at the bottom with one bar at the top; and,
ਲ (Lallaa) - Open with two bars at the top;
This is just a matter of getting used to it.
Writing: There are three letters like this that can be confused:
ਠ (Thatthaa) - connected at the bottom;
ਨ (Nannaa) - open at the bottom with one bar at the top; and,
ਲ (Lallaa) - Open with two bars at the top;
This is just a matter of getting used to it.
You have been warned.

Copyright ©2007-2020 Paul Alan Grosse.