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Devanagari aa.svg
U+0906, आ
DEVANAGARI LETTER AA

[U+0905]
Devanagari
[U+0907]

Translingual[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the Gupta letter Gupta allahabad aa.svg (ā).

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

(ā)

  1. The second letter and vowel of the Devanagari script.

Usage notes[edit]

Its matra, used to modify the inherent vowel in a consonant, is written ा. For example, the first consonant क with the matra looks like: का.


Bhojpuri[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

(ā)

  1. and

Hindi[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /aː/, /a/, /ɑː/, [äː]
  • The first three transcriptions are very common, but the fourth is the true phonetic value.

Letter[edit]

(ā)

  1. The second vowel of Hindi.

See also[edit]