There are twelve vowels in Hindi. Each vowel when combined with a consonant gives us a new sound. Let us see first this with English vowels.
English has 5 vowels: a,e,i,o,u. If I take an English consonant ‘K’ and combine ‘K’ with 5 vowels of English, I have five different sounds
1) k + a= ka as in
2) k+ e= ke as in ke
3) k+i=ki as in ki
4) k+o=ko as in ko
5)k+u=ku as in ku
Hindi is no different. Twelve vowels when put behind a Hindi consonant gives us twelve different sounds for each consonant. The word ‘twleve’ translates to “barah” in Hindi. Hence what you are going to learn now is called ” Barakhadi”.
Click on the alphabets to see the ” Barakhadi ” of an individual Hindi alphabet.