Learning Hindi will involve learning new symbols popularly known as Devanagari Script. Let us understand what this script is and how a Devanagari alphabet is different than an English alphabet(latin script).
The word Devanagari is composed of two words : Devaa which means God and Nagari which means city. Together Devanagari is translated as the “script of a sacred city”.Many languages in India including Hindi,Sanskrit and Marathi are based on this script. So more than 20% of the people living on this planet know this language and if you are in India then there is no getting away from this abstract symbols hanging on the line.
Some of the salient features of this sciprts are:
- Just like English, it is written from left to right but hanging on the line of your notebook page.