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Bengali (Bengali Songs and arati Kirtanas)
Bengali pronunciation is mostly similar to Sanskrit, with a few
The short a is usually pronounced halfway between the u in
but and the o in go. Think of saying “uh” but with the mouth slightly
rounded. Sometimes when short a comes at the end of a word it is
silent - this usually happens according to the metric needs of a song.
The ph is pronounced like the f in full.
Some syllables are nasalized by the ~ symbol placed over them
(sometimes in conjunction with a diacritical mark denoting a long
vowel). This means the vowel sound of that syllable is partly pronounced
through the nose.