Course1: Introduction to Assamese alphabet, numbers & basic reading
In this course, we will learn the Assamese alphabets and numbers. We will also learn about how the vowels take a different shape when added to a consonant. At the end of this course, one should be able to read simple Assamese sentences.
Few tidbits about the Assamese alphabets:
Assamese language has 11 vowels & 53 consonants
অ আ উ ঊ
ই ঈ ঋ
এ ঐ ও ঔ
Most of the Assamese letters has a bar on top, that aligns with the top line or the row of sentences. It is called a "maatraa"
ব ক ৰ ধ ন ই এ উ
The Assamese vowels when pronounced together with a consonant, it's converted to a vowel signage. When its a signage instead of the full vowel, we call it <<that vowel name>> + "kar" i.e. the letter এ is a vowel that has sound like 'ae'. like the 'a' in word ban. Now it has two forms:
When pronounced independently like in 'align' it is এলাইন
When pronounced with a consonant like in the word 'ban' , it becomes ে 'ae kar' বেন
Recap: Where we go from here
Print out of the letters
We have the following document to take a print out of all the letters for ready reference.
(For kids, you can take print outs, cut out each box, glue them to card boards to make cards of individual letters and can be used to create words as you learn)