T and D sounds in Nepali – aspiration vs. non-aspiration (part II)

First Part

http://cakebysadiesmith.co.uk/page/8/?paged=8 (Non-)aspiration describes whether a out-breath is made during the sound production:

  • Aspirated means there is an audible out-breath.
  • Non-aspirated means there is no out-breath whatsoever.

So basically you have to breath-out when making the sound (for the aspirated consonants)

The best method to practice the pronunciation is to hold your hand 5 cm (2 inches) in front of your mouth and just feel whether there is a breath coming out when making the actual sound.

This matrix explains how all T and D sounds fit into one system of sound production:


Practice saying these words:

हो buy disulfiram paypal टेल (hoTel) – Hotel
wholesale Misoprostol ठ्नु (uThnuu) – to get up

तिमी (timii) – you
र्थ (artha) – meaning

माड्नु (maaDnuu) – to massage
ढिलो (Dhilo) – late

धैं (sadhai~) – always
दुर्इ (duuii) – two

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