Assamese Alphabets

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.

Lesson 0

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 লাইন

    • When pronounced with a consonant like in the word 'ban' , it becomes 'ae kar' বেন

Course Outline