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- ਪੱਪਾ - Pappaa - twenty-sixth letter of the Gurmukhi alphabet.


Name: Pappaa
Shape:
Spelling: ਪੱਪਾ
Sound: 'p' as the 'p' in the word 'paint' when you say it out aloud.
Type: Consonant

Mouth: Make a 'p' shape with your mouth.
Tongue: Kept out of the way.
Soft Palette: Blocking your nose
Lips: closed
Vocal Chords: Not used
Aspirated: No

Confusion: ਪ ਖ ਧ ਥ
Reading: There are four letters like this that can be confused - look at where the horizontal bars are. You just have to learn them (although it doesn't take long):
ਪ (Pappaa) - no bars;
ਖ (Khakhaa) - lower bar only;
ਧ (Dhadhaa) - upper bar only;
ਥ (Thathaa) - both bars;
This is just a matter of getting used to it.
Writing: Although you are less likely to make mistakes when writing, again, there are four letters like this that can be confused - look at where the horizontal bars are. You just have to learn them (although it doesn't take long):
ਪ (Pappaa) - no bars;
ਖ (Khakhaa) - lower bar only;
ਧ (Dhadhaa) - upper bar only;
ਥ (Thathaa) - both bars;
You have been warned.

   
 
 
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