Stacking Consonants

Stacking the consonant scripts is common in writing out the loanwords from Sanskrit and Pali language closely to the original spelling. {မင်ဂလာ} in {မင်ဂလာပါ} is spelled {မင်္ဂလာပါ} with ngatha {င်}on top of the following consonat . Since the stacking is restricted to the members of the same groups, you will learn here group by group.

The first group, as you have learned in the beginning of this course, consists of five characters:

က  

   
The possible stackings among these characters is as below:   

က္က

က္ခ ဂ္ဂ ဂ္ဃ င်္က င်္ခ င်္ဂ င်္ဃ 
               

The word တက်က meaning "reasoning" is stacked တက္က .

The word ယက်ခ meaning "ogre" is stacked ယက္ခ .

The word မဂ်ဂ meaning "path" is stacked မဂ္ဂ .

The word အနဂ်ဃ meaning "priceless" is stacked အနဂ္ဃ.

The word လင်ကာ meaning "verse" is stacked လင်္ကာ .

The word သင်ချာ meaning "maths" is stacked သင်္ချာ .

The word အင်းဂလိပ် meaning "English" is stacked အင်္ဂလိပ်.

The word သင်ဃာ meaning "monk" is stacked သင်္ဃာ .

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