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Urdu Vowels

Urdu Vowels
 
Urdu letter                          Roman Equivalents
Zabar                                  a
Zer                                       i
Paish                                  u
alif ا                                     a, aa
bari-ye ے                           ai , ay, ei, e
chooti ye ﯼ                        ee, ey, i , ie
vao و                                   oo, au, ou, o, u
 
 
The first three vowels (written in italics) in the
above table are short vowels and are not written in Urdu Script.
 
 
Rules for transcribing vowels:

 ehe = eHe , H

eh = eH , H
oh = oH , H
h = H

aa = A

ai = Y
ei = Y
ee = Y
ie = Y
oo = O
au = O
ou = O
 
a = null, A
i = null, Y
u = null, O
e = E
o = O
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