Specifically, the names of online resources will be given, linked to their URLs. When possible there will be a statement of who or which organization is responsible for the resource and a note about the contents of the resource. If the note is a quote from the resource, it will be in single inverted commas.
Not urgent, as SOAS has a good resource online.
Any way of using pictures to make it easier to remember letters?
For example, त looks a little like a t on its side. न looks like a Nail.
Five example words to demonstrate all vowels
(Eventually these will be recorded.)
a sabzii, namaste
i hindii, lekin
au aur, kaun
Examples of all of the above vowels with nasalization:
Example words to demonstrate all consonants
Note that capital letters indicate retroflex consonants.
kha khaanaa, khiRkii
gha ghii, ghar
ca caar, caaval
ta saat, maataa-pitaa
bha bhaaii, bhaarat
Kha (ख़) Khudaa haafiz
sa sat sri akaal
ya ye kyaa
la laal, log
yah kyaa hai?
Five examples each:
Masculine nouns in -aa
yah khaanaa hai.
Masculine nouns not in -aa
yah ghosht hai.
yah aaluu hai.
Masculine plural nouns in -e
vo laRke hãĩ.
Masculine plural nouns not in -e
vo dukaandaar hãĩ.
Feminine nouns in -ii
yah sabzii hai.
Feminine nouns not in -ii
yah mez hai.
Feminine plural nouns in -iyãã
ye laRkiyãã hãĩ.
Feminine plural nouns not in -iyãã
ye mezẽ hãĩ.
Similar examples with nahĩĩ
Similar examples with adjectives
choTaa, baRaa, lambaa, safed, laal etc.
Postpositions (and oblique forms)
kamre mẽ mez hai.
A simple conversation in a restaurant.
Someone goes in and there are simple greetings.
He orders and there is a conversation about what is what.