नमस्कार Varunji -
I had these 2 questions from the beginning of the class.
1) Why are ऋ & लृ considered as vowels ? Our general understanding of vowels are those sounds that are made without any restrictions posed in the mouth. These 2 vowels need to use of tongue to restrict the passage of air for pronouncing this sound. So what qualifies these as vowels?
2) What is the difference in pronounciation between ऋ & र ? (except that ऋ is a shorter sound, more like र्)