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ڳ, (Arabic letter gueh (U+06B3)), is an additional letter of the Arabic script,[1] not used in the Arabic alphabet itself but used in Sindhi and Saraiki to represent a voiced velar implosive, [ɠ].[2] It is written as in Saraiki and Sindhi's Devanagari orthography

Compound of ڳ[edit]

The velar nasal is a type of consonantal sound, used in Sindhi and Saraiki language and other some spoken languages.It is compound of 'ن' and 'ڳ'.[3] It is the sound of ng in English sing. The symbol in the International Phonetic Alphabet that represents this sound is ⟨ŋ⟩, and the equivalent X-SAMPA symbol is N. The IPA symbol ⟨ŋ⟩ is similar to ⟨ɳ⟩, the symbol for the retroflex nasal, which has a rightward-pointing hook extending from the bottom of the right stem, and to ⟨ɲ⟩, the symbol for the palatal nasal, which has a leftward-pointing hook extending from the bottom of the left stem. Both the IPA symbol and the sound are commonly called 'eng' or 'engma'.


The Arabic letter Gueh, or ڳ, has 4 forms in total. They are:

Position in word: Isolated Final Medial Initial
Glyph form:
ڳ ـڳ ـڳـ ڳـ

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "ڳ | arabic letter gueh (U+06B3) @ Graphemica".
  2. ^ "ڳ - Arabic Letter Gueh (U+06B3) symbol, character, sign, icon, html: ڳ - Arabic - Unicode® character table". Retrieved 2017-04-05.
  3. ^ قادر, پرویز (October 4, 2014). "Saraikistan: سرائیکی دے خاص حروف".

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