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Devanagari aa.svg
U+0906, आ
DEVANAGARI LETTER AA

[U+0905]
Devanagari
[U+0907]

TranslingualEdit

EtymologyEdit

From the Gupta letter   (ā).

LetterEdit

(ā)

  1. The second letter and vowel of the Devanagari script.

Usage notesEdit

Its matra, used to modify the inherent vowel in a consonant, is written ा. For example, the first consonant क with the matra looks like: का.


BhojpuriEdit

ConjunctionEdit

(ā) (Kaithi 𑂄)

  1. and

HindiEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /aː/, /a/, /ɑː/, [äː]
  • The first three transcriptions are very common, but the fourth is the true phonetic value.
  • (file)

LetterEdit

(ā)

  1. The second vowel of Hindi.

See alsoEdit


Old GujaratiEdit

PronounEdit

(ā)

  1. he, this

DeterminerEdit

(ā)

  1. this

DescendantsEdit

  • Gujarati: (ā)