Sanskrit : Long Vowels


The eight long vowels are:









a
i
u
r
e
ai
o
au

The first four are the long forms of the corresponding short vowels.

ए and ओ are long vowels which do not have short forms in Sanskrit.
ऐ and औ are often likened to dipthongs though they are not strictly combinations of two vowels.


is pronounced as in far, bar, fall, etc.

is pronounced as in easy, eagle, etc.

is pronounced as in rooster, fool, etc.

is the long form of ऋ

is pronounced as in fable, gray, etc.

is pronounced as in my, fly, etc.

is pronounced as in road, goat, etc.

is pronounced as in down, noun, etc.


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