The transcription of the Georgian letter is d.
    is pronounced almost English [d] as in drop, only not alveolized.

    Recordings:
 
 
 

და
დიდი
დრო
სადგური
da
didi
dro
sadguri
sister
big
time
station

 
 
დედა სად არის?
სად არის სადგური?
deda sad aris?
sad aris sadguri?
[mother where is?]
[where is station?]
Where is Mother?
Where is the station?

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    When pronouncing the consonant 'დ' the tip of the tongue is set against the upper front teeth, the top of the front part of the tongue partially touches the alveolae.


The letter written or typed in this way is called doni

It is traced out with one movement of the hand and is written between the three lower lines: movement of the hand begins from a bit above the lower middle line, goes downwards to the lower line drawing a bow. The movement continues upwards drawing an oval semicircle from the middle of the drawn bow up to the upper middle line from right to left, then drawing another semicircle at the upper middle line from left to right and ends by drawing a full circle from left to right between the upper and lower middle lines.

 

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