The 33 sub-consonants are divided into two series: First series and Second series.
Click on each of the sub-consonants to hear how it is pronounced. Repeat after the sound till you recognize each letter and its sound.
When two consonants are pronounced consecutively within a word, the second consonant is written in a special sub-consonant from below the first consonant.
The sub-consonants are called (ceeN) of consonant "consonant feet".
The form of sub-consonant in most cases a smaller version of consonant, but without the top part of consonant which is called (sAq) (hair) of consonant.
The combination of consonant and the sub-consonant is called (pcieN domruet).
Initial clusters are called ( pcun) cnee)q psAm )
Medial clusters are called (pcun) cnee)q pn)ae ceeN )
The sub-consonants are used as initial clusters and medial clusters.
When there is a consonant cluster, (including both an initial consonant and its sub-consonant), the vowel symbols are written around the consonant cluster (either before, above, or after the consonant cluster, and in some cases a combination of these). In all cases, however, the vowel is pronounced after the consonant cluster.
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