Compound Letters with ঞ & ঙ

There are not many Assamese words with ঞ on its own, However, ঞ joins with few other letters to create some special sounds.

Typically, you will be able to recognize a compound letter with ঞ from the sideways heart that you see on the right side of the letter. This part of ঞ shows up in the compound letters.

জ + ঞ = জ্ঞ (gyo)

জ্ঞান (gyan) : Knowledge

বিজ্ঞান (bigyan) : Science

অভিজ্ঞতা (obhigyota) : experience

ঞ + জ = ঞ্জ (Anjo)

আঞ্জা (anja) : curry, side dish

পাঞ্জা (panja) : the sports of arm wrestling

ঞ + চ = ঞ্চ (Anso)

কাঞ্চন (kanson) : gold, another names of gold

অঞ্চল (onsol) : area, location

মঞ্চ (monso) : stage, platform

ঞ + ছ = ঞ্ছ (Anso)

লাঞ্ছনা (lansona) : shame, insult

ঙ + ক = ঙ্ক (Anko)

অঙ্ক (onko) : math, mathematics

পঙ্কজ (pankaj ) : lotus flower, one who is borne out of mud

ঙ + গ = ঙ্গ (Ango)

অঙ্গ (ango) : part or something/body

Simplification of spellings

Now a days ঙ্ক & ঙ্গ are used less. Conjunct letters with ঙ is replaced with a ং (anuswar). i.e.

অঙ্গ => অংগ

অঙ্ক => অংক

পঙ্কজ => পংকজ