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Welcome to the bollywood dictionary page. So finally you can understand the lingo and dialogues of your favourite bollywood actors and actresses. In the translations ITRANs scheme is used. If you are not familiar with ITRANS you can learn more about it at www.aczone.com/itrans

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Other than ITRANS, following schemes are used:

Hindi Vowels (a aa i ii etc):
a aa or A
i ii or I
u uu or U
R^i R^I
L^i L^I
e ai o au aM aH

Hindi Consonants:
k kh g gh N^
ch chh j jh jN
T Th D Dh N
t th d dh n
p ph b bh m
y r l v
sh shh s h

Hindi Consonants with a nukta (dot) under them (mainly for Urdu devanagari):
k with a dot q
kh with a dot K
g with a dot G
j with a dot z
p with a dot f
D with a dot .D
Dh with a dot .Dh

Specials/Accents:
Anusvara: .n, M (dot on top of previous askhar *--see note at end)
Avagraha: .a (S like symbol basically to replace a after o)
Ardhachandra: .c (for vowel sound as in cat or talk)
Chandra-Bindu: .N (chandra-bindu on top of previous akshar)
Halant: .h (to get half-form of the consonant - no vowel - virama)
Ra ligature: .r (top curve as in ii to get r sound, half r)
(.r put after the intended consonant, e.g u{dhva}.r)
Visarga: H (visarga - looks like a colon character)
Om: OM, AUM (Om symbol)

Consonants have been shown without any vowel, add suffix "a" to produce a normal consonant, example, "jaya" or "jay" for (JA)-(YA), etc.
Watch out for ambiguous input: use _ to break lexical scans, example: use "ga_ii" instead of "gaii" when you need (GA)-(VOWEL ii), because "gaii" will be parsed as (GA with dependent VOWEL ai)-(VOWEL i)!
But in most cases the _ is not needed...

Each devanagari letter is constructed as C + C + C + .. + V (one or more consonants, followed by a vowel).
If the vowel is omitted at the end of a word, the "a" vowel will be assumed (use halant - .h to get the short form of the consonant - which is a consonant without any vowel, ex: k.h).

Abbreviations
n.f. : noun feminine
n.m. : noun masculine
pron. : pronoun
adj. : adjective
v. : verb
adv. : adverb
conj. : conjunction
intj. : interjection
prep. : preposition
suff. : suffix
pref. : prefix
fig. : figurative
plu. : plural
lit. : literal
poet. : poetic

Word Origin
P : Persian
A : Arabic
T : Turkish
H : Hindi
S : Sanskrit
G : Greek

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