Alphabet - ਪਹਿਲਾ

- ਮੱਮਾ - Mammaa - thirtieth letter of the Gurmukhi alphabet.

Name: Mammaa
Spelling: ਮੱਮਾ
Sound: 'm' as the 'm' in the word 'me' when you say it out aloud.
Type: Consonant

Mouth: Make a 'm' shape with your mouth
Tongue: Kept out of the way.
Soft Palette: Allowing air to pass into your nose
Lips: together
Vocal Chords: Used
Aspirated: No

Confusion: ਸ ਮ ਅ
Reading: When you first start, there is a fair chance that you might confuse ਸ with ਮ and ਅ. Remember the bar across the top in the case of ਸ and that ਮ has no structure in the middle whereas ਅ has (when you write ਅ, it is more 'loopy' than the printed version).
Writing: The same confusion as with reading. You'll need to take a bit of care with this one - don't get into the habit of writing a series of letters and then writing a line across the top of them all - do the letters, one at a time and this will pay off when you don't turn a ਮ into a ਸ.

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