Alphabet - ਪਹਿਲਾ

- ਯੱਈਆ - Yaeyaa - thirty-first letter of the Gurmukhi alphabet.

Name: Yaeyaa
Spelling: ਯੱਈਆ
Sound: 'y' as the 'y' in the word 'you' when you say it out aloud.
Type: Consonant

Mouth: Make a 'y' shape with your mouth
Tongue: Kept out of the way.
Soft Palette: blocked
Lips: apart
Vocal Chords: Used
Aspirated: No

Confusion: ਯ ਪ ਧ ਥ
Reading: When you first start, there is a fair chance that you might confuse ਯ with ਧ. Remember the right-angled corner at the bottom right of ਯ. To a lesser extent, ਯ can also be confused with ਪ and ਥ - remembering ਯ's peculiar shape will help you with this.
Writing: When you are writing quickly, you can make a sloppy ਯ look like a ਧ so be careful.

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