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Doubled consonant (placed after consonant or sometimes vowel)
abcdVoiced and voiceless aspirated/murmured labials and velars can undergo fricativization, therefore, realized as the corresponding homorganic fricatives e.g. /sʌpʰa/ transcribed phonetically as [sʌɸa], /bʱ/as [β], /kʰ/ as [x], and /ɡʱ/ as [ɣ].
abcDue to a process of h-deletion in some words, ɦ may be replaced by a retroflex flap [ɽ] if words are pronounced with long vowels e.g. पहाडी which is phonetically [paːɽi] can be analyzed phonemically as /pʌhaɖi/. Additionally, [ɽ] can occur if ɖ or ɖʱ are flapped in postvocalic position.
^/ɳ/ may occur as a retroflex nasal flap [
ɽ̃] in spellinɡ pronunciations of some Sanskrit loanwords.
ab/r/ is usually trilled [r] but may be tapped [
ɾ] when in intervocalic position.