Lesson #4

Do you remember those letters you learned in Lesson #1 of Pazhaya Lipi that take the ending stroke for the "u" sound? 

But do you know what ending stroke they take instead of the maatra /uu/?

The answer is very simple; they take the ending stroke for the "u" sound and for the "uu" sound! See? Isn't that easy? In fact, it's literally as easy as and ! Also, /nuu/ is written in pazhaya lipi like this:

But what about the exceptions? What ending strokes do they take???

Simple again! You remember the ending strokes that they took for --how they had two different kinds of strokes? Well.......to make the ending stroke for any irregular letter, you just combine the two strokes for --that is, you write the one that looks like a "3" followed by the one that looks like a long, skinny "U!" 

For example, this is one of the irregular letters, this time with the ending stroke:

See that? All you have to do is just combine the two ending strokes! This applies for all of the irregular letters...or at least, almost all...

"ALMOST all???" you ask. "What's the exception?" Well, consider this letter:

Which letter is it?

Is it thuu or ruu? The answer is: this letter is thuu

But then, how do you write ruu? Ah, that's where the exception to the rule comes in:

Kindly note that the line on the bottom of the letter should be written curvier than I wrote it, but I had to make it kind of straight, because my mouse would not let me make a very curvy curve!

So now you know how to write and ! Congratulations! Now, how about writing ra?