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is a scripting symbol. It stands for any of the five nasal consonants.

Which of the five


nasal consonants, is decided by the class of the consonant next to the .
To explain by examples

1. In , , , it stands for because the -s next to the are of -


. The of - is .

2. In , , it stands for because the -s next to the are of -


. The of - is . 3. In , it stands for because
the -s next to the are of -. The of - is .

4. In , ,, , it stands for because the -s next to the are of

-. The of - is .

5. In , it stands for because the next to the are of


-. The of - is .

6. In , , the is followed by the . In these

instances the pronunciation can be considered to be similar to that of .

7. In , , , the is followed by the , , ,

In these instances also the pronunciation can be considered to be similar to that of

8. Anuswaar is pronounced as per position of next letter.


9. If anuswaar is followed by ka, kha, etc then it will

pronounce as fifth letter of Ka-varga. and like other


varga.
10. When it is followed by Pa, Pha etc then it will

pronounce as m.