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Devanagari: Quiz


Question 1:
What region does Devanagari belong to?
n French n Italian n Spanish n Portuguese n Romanian
India and Nepal

Question 2: While standardized for the most part, there are certain variations in clustering, of which the ________ used on this page is just one scheme.
Universal Character SetHan unificationUTF-8Unicode

Question 3:
What type is thing is Devanagari?

Question 4:
Who of the following was a child of Devanagari?

Question 5: The visarga represents post-vocalic ________ [h], in Sanskrit an allophone of s, or less commonly r, usually in word-final position.
Palatal approximantVoiceless glottal fricativeVoiceless velar plosiveBilabial nasal

Question 6: Some traditions of recitation append an echo of the ________ after the breath:[6] इः [ihi].
Close-mid back rounded vowelClose back rounded vowelVowelClose front unrounded vowel

Question 7: [11] In ________, Snell (2000:77) states that its "main function is to show that a vowel is sustained in a cry or a shout": आईऽऽऽ! āīīī!.
Hindustani languageHindiPaliPunjabi language

Question 8: The letter order of Devanāgarī, like nearly all Brahmi scripts, is based on ________ principles which consider both the manner and place of articulation of the consonants and vowels they represent.
PhoneticsLinguisticsMorphology (linguistics)Phonology

Question 9: Masica (1991:146) considers the visarga along with letters ṅa and ña for the "largely predictable" velar and ________ to be examples of "phonetic overkill in the system".
Palatal nasalVoiceless velar plosiveVoiceless alveolar fricativeBilabial nasal

Question 10: ________ nāgarī is the feminine of nāgara "urban(e)", a vrddhi adjectival form of nagaram, called establishment.

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