Guide to the Syllables
of the Drums of
North and South India
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Symbol Pronunciation a (long) as in saw, star a as in up, tub i (long) as in key, feet i as in pin, him u (long) as in room, food u as in put, pull e (long) as in egg, day e as in test o (long) as in so, foe ai as in eye, Thailand au as in crow ch as in chase, avoid aspiration dh aspirated d jh aspirated j jn gy pronounced simultaneously mr mr pronounced simultaneously sr as in shrine th aspirated t ty ty pronounced simultaneously dhy aspirated d and y pronounced simultaneously r in between the English r and d
South Indian Konokol
Syllables Pronunciation da, lan, na, ta, tam, tang long a ka, kita short a dim, ki, mi, ri long i din, di short i dum, gu long u ju short u
North Indian Bols
Syllables Pronunciation dha, na, ta long a ga, ka, kat, ta (kata, kita) short a de, dhe, ge, gen, ke, kre, tre long e re, te, tet short e dhi, di, ki long i dhin, din, ri, ti, tin short i tun long u
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