Lesson 1: Vowels

When used

independently

Postconsonantal sign

Phonetic description

Corresponding English sound

A

has no overt sign

mid central

as in 'gun'.

Aa

Xa

mid lower

as in 'card'.

;

i X

front high

as in 'pit'.

:

XI

front high

as in 'beet'

w

Xu

back high

as in 'pull'

W

XU

back high

as in 'pool'.

Ae

Xe

front mid

as in 'bet'.

AE

XE

diphthong of a and i

There is no such vowel in English.

Ao

Xo

back mid

as in 'go'.

AO

XO

diphthong of a and u

There is no such vowel in English.

X<

Gujarati does not have this sound in their speech. It is found only in writing.

There is no such vowel in English.

Vowels |Consonants | Conjuncts | Numerals| Main Page |Home