Letters, row 3 - ਚ ਛ ਜ ਝ ਞ . . .

Chachaa is one of a group of four letters that all have the same starting form: ਜ (), ਦ (), ਢ () and ਚ ().

Looking at them in order shows how they are related, like so...Gurmukhi - four letters with same root

After drawing the initial loop...

...continue the line straight down and add another line to the right*.

...continue the line down and then to the right.

...continue the line down, to the right and then loop it.

...continue the line down, to the right and then loop it up the the initial curve.

*This is not the same way as the method you have learned previously but it is logical and easy to do.

ਛ () is pretty much, just a fast version of the Gurbani version of the letter. The corners are lost, giving it a nice smooth look.

However, it is possible to confuse ਛ () with ਡ ().

Taking a closer look, , just try to keep the loop bigger and the curve on the left, just above the loop, rounder.

For ਜ (), see ਚ above.Gurmukhi - four letters with same root

This is one of those letters that is cut fdown heavily and slightly redesigned (in so far that the pointed feature on the left, in the middle is missing). If you look at it, you can see how the loop at the top is formed and the loop at the bottom is there, allowing the letter an unambiguous appearance. Note that this is one of those letters that does need the bar across the top.

This is another letter that needs the bar across the top.

Normally, you would think of ਵ () as being a potential source of confusion with this letter but in this case, it is drawn quite differently and therefore, there is no issue.

Looking closely at them, , you can see why.

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