Gurmukhi

Gurmukhī (the script of the Gurmukhs or Sikhs) is the name of the script used in writing primarily Panjabi and, secondarily, Sindhi language. The letters no doubt existed before the time of Gurū Aṅgad (even of Gurū Nānak) as they had their origin in the Brahmī, but the origin of the script is attributed to Gurū Aṅgad. He not only modified and rearranged certain letters but also shaped them into a script. He gave new shape and new order to the alphabet and made it precise and accurate. He fixed one letter for each of the Punjabi phonemes; use of vowel-symbols was made obligatory, the letters meant for conjuncts were not adopted and only those letters were retained which depicted sounds of the then spoken language. There was some rearrangement of the letters also.; and j which were in the last line of the existing alphabets, were shifted to the first line. Again, T was given the first place in the new alphabet.

Multimedia

Rahitnāmā Kīrtan

Bhai Mahinder Singh

Bhai Mohinder Singh Ji (Shahpur...

Rating:
0
Votes:
Comments ()

Books

<a href="/book/shri-guru-sobha-kavi-sainapati-racit">Shrī Guru Sobhā: Kavi Saināpati...</a>
Shamsher Singh Ashok
Rating:
0
<a href="/book/chaupa-singh-rahit-nama">The Chaupa Singh Rahit-nama</a>
W.H. McLeod
Rating:
0
Syndicate content
  • Recommend Us