Topic 15: Additional Conjunct Characters अतिरिक्त संयुक्त अक्षर

Notes

The sixth, and final, group of conjunct consonants are forms that sometimes are quite distinct in appearance from the consonants they are formed from. There are also a great number of less common conjunct consonants which you will gradually come across and these are best learned as and when you encounter them.

क्र क्+र
कार्यक्रम nm. program, as in TV program
त्र त्+र
मित्र nm. / nf. friend (in everyday Hindi most speakers prefer दोस्त)
क्त क्+त
भक्त nm. devotee
शृ श्+ऋ
शृंगार nm. decoration, ‘make up’.
द्ध द्+ध
बुद्ध nm. the Buddha
द्व द्+व
गुरुद्वारा nm. Gurudvara, a Sikh temple
श्व श्+व
विश्वविद्यालय nm. university
हृ ह्+ऋ
हृदय nm. heart (Sanskrit word used to refer to physical heart as opposed to the everyday word दिल, emotional heart)
श्च श्+च
पश्चिम nm. West