Keyboard question

LeRoy लेरॉय

नमस्कार I am having a bit of a problem in the "write it" section. Some of the correct words have conjuncts. I believe that is the correct term. कोफ़ी is an example. How do you type this on the keyboard that is provided in the lesson. Am I just missing something? Also there is a letter ळ included and I am wondering what this is. I have seen it on other Devanagari keyboards as well. धन्यवाद​

Mary--287

Hi Leroy. I started this course around the same time as you and while I have found it fantastic, I have found the writing section totally beyond me. I have purchased a book by Rupert Snell called 'Read and Write Hindi Script' where I am slowly learning the consonants and vowels. The book has exercises as well which are useful. I am interested to know where you are up to in the course - I am half way through Section 2 but I start getting confused with how words are meant to be pronounced. I also seem to remember the longer words but struggle with the conjunctives and the order of the words. It would be great to hear how you are going. नमस्कार Mary

LeRoy लेरॉय

I am also in the middle of section 2, but I also have skipped through to section 3 and 4 in the Language and Culture section to try and figure out some of the grammar. The course is good and I am learning a lot. It is the writing section that got me. My original question in this post was answered when I found http://www.lexilogos.com/keyboard/devanagari.htm This site. It actually has helped me with the conjuncts and how to use a keyboard to type them. As for the actual script, I have been using this http://www.avashy.com/hindiscripttutor.htm site and an app for my phone. The app is geared towards children, but hey it seems to be helping! It is Hindi Alphabets & Words Book, by KNM Tech. I do really enjoy learning this language, though.

Mary--287

I have found those sites too but haven't used them alot. Another one that is quite useful is http://www.quillpad.in/index.html#.VMRxZWeSySp which shows how the scripts is formed as each letter is added. Have you been to India or are planning to go. I went for 4 weeks last year and can't wait to go back. I will look at the phone app - thank you.

LeRoy लेरॉय

I will have to look at the quillpad site. A few years ago I started reading about Hinduism and I fell in love with it. In order to learn more, I figured learning to read Devanagari was the next step. I'm hoping to visit India in a few years.

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