Kha (Bengali)

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The Bengali letter is derived from the Siddhaṃ Siddham kh.svg, and is marked by the lack of a horizontal head line, unlike its Devanagari counterpart, . The inherent vowel of Bengali consonant letters is /ɔ/, so the bare letter will sometimes be transliterated as "kho" instead of "kha". Adding okar, the "o" vowel mark, খো, gives a reading of /kho/.

Like all Indic consonants, can be modified by marks to indicate another (or no) vowel than its inherent "a".

in Bengali-using languages[edit]

is used as a basic consonant character in all of the major Bengali script orthographies, including Bengali and Assamese.

Conjuncts with [edit]

Bengali does not exhibit any irregular conjunct ligatures, beyond adding the standard trailing forms of , ya-phala, and ra-phala, and the leading repha form of .[1]

  • খ্ + [kh+ba] gives us the ligature

Bengali Conjunct KHva.svg

  • খ্ + [kh+ya] gives us the ligature

Bengali Conjunct KHya.svg

  • খ্ + [kh+ra] gives us the ligature

Bengali Conjunct KHra.svg

  • while র্ + [r+kha] gives us the ligature

Bengali Conjunct Rkha.svg

See also[edit]

References[edit]