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The Vowel: 'Horhaa'

The 'Horhaa' gives the sound of 'o', as 'o' in 'hot' and 'pot'. It is written above the consonant. 'O' has been used for transliteration.

Words with 'Horhaa'

Consonants and vowels Punjabi word Transliteration Meaning
MOR peacock
SHOR noise
CHOR thief
SOG mourning
SOCH thought
HOSH sense/sanity
KOSH dictionary/treasure
KON* angle
KOL near/nearby
KOJ search/research/trace
KHOT adulteration/impurity
GOR grave/tomb
GOL round/roundish
GHOR dark
GHOL solution/mixture

Consonants and vowels Punjabi word Transliteration Meaning
SOHAL tender/delicate
KOMAL soft/tender
GOGARH pot belly
GOLAK money-box
JOGAN* female ascetic
JOBAN youth
THHOKAR blow/stroke
DOST friend
DODHAN* milkmaid
DHOBAN* washerwoman
PHOKAT useless/of no value
BOJHAL heavy/burdensome
BOTAL bottle
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