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Nasalization

Consider this word.

हिन्दी hindī




This same word, may also be written as shown below, with no change in pronunciation. The difference below is that the 'n' consonant is replaced by a 'bindu,' or dot, above the line.

हिंदी hindī




Both of these spellings are correct. The bindu indicates that the vowel sound under it is nasalized. Sometimes you may see a chandrabindu is used instead of a bindu.

हाँn

Here are some more examples.

लम्बा lambā




अण्डा anḍā