Gurmukhi Alphabet - ਦ
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- ਦੱਦਾ - Daddaa - twenty-third letter of the Gurmukhi alphabet.


Name: Daddaa
Shape:
Spelling: ਦੱਦਾ
Sound: 'd' as the 'd' in 'down' but with the tongue further forward so that it touches the tips of your teeth
Type: Consonant

Mouth: Make a 'd' shape with your tongue but instead of the front of your tongue touching the tooth ridge, make the tip of your tongue touch the tips of your teeth.
Tongue: Make the tip of your tongue touch the tips of your teeth.
Soft Palette: blocking nose
Lips: apart
Vocal Chords: Used
Aspirated: no

Confusion: ਦ ਢ ਚ
Reading: ਦ, ਢ; and, to some extent ਚ can all be confused with each other although reading them isn't quite such an issue as remembering which one to write:
ਦ (Diddaa) has the loop on the left but no loop at the bottom;
ਢ (Dhidhaa) has the loop on the left and the loop at the bottom;
ਚ (Chachaa) has the loop on the left but the bottom loops around.
You have been warned.
Writing: ਦ, ਢ; and, to some extent ਚ can all be confused with each other and if you are writing in a hurry, you can, to start with, get confused (soon sorts itself out though):
ਦ (Diddaa) has the loop on the left but no loop at the bottom;
ਢ (Dhidhaa) has the loop on the left and the loop at the bottom;
ਚ (Chachaa) has the loop on the left but the bottom loops around.
You have been warned.

   
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