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Brief Gurmukhi Pronunciation Guide

Short Vowels:

A        Like the ‘a’ in about

I         Like the ‘i’ in bit

U        Like the ‘u’ in put

Long Vowels:

AA     Like the ‘aa’ in want

AY      Like the ‘ay’ in say

AI       Like the ‘a’ in hand

EE      Like the ‘ee’ in beet

OO    Like the ‘oo’ in food

O       Like the ‘o’ in go

AAU  Like the ‘ow’ in cow, or the ‘o’ in God