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  1. namjiwankaur

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    Sat Nam __/|\_

    How is Nirankar pronounced?

    I wonder if there is a website anywhere that helps with this.

    Blessings,
    :) Nam Jiwan
     
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    Namjiwankaur ji the following if it helps as it appears in 16th Pauri/Stanza in japji Sahib. The first composition past mool mantar in Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji,

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    srigranth.org has the phonetics trans-literation of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji in searchable format with English and Punjabi expositions of Gurbani by some learned Sikhs.

    You can also play with Google transliterate (http://www.google.com/transliterate). It is not too bad phonetically and does not use phonetic accents from what I can tell. It has Punjabi-English trans-literation in addition to many other languages.

    Hope it helps.

    Sat Sri Akal.
     
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    Sat Nam _/|\_

    Thank you Ambarsaria ji.

    Is it pronounced like this:
    nir (rhymes with her)
    ank (like the onk of ek onkar)
    areh (rhymes with ar & ends with the e sound like in let)

    I wonder if I can look up a shabad which has Nirankar in it to hear it pronounced. Is it anywhere in the Bani?

    Nam Jiwan:singhbhangra::mundabhangra:
     
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    Yes, the verse quoted above is from japji sahib.
    You can get a vocal recording of this from many sources.
     
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    More like,

    • Nir (wherein the "i" sound is as in "hit")

    • un (like the french sound for number 1)

    • kar (as in car)
    Unfortunately creating a phonetic equivalent if we put (Nir-un) together and create a composite syllable it sounds worse than what "Nir-an" sound like as being close to the Punjabi sound.

    Japji Sahib-Prof.Satnam Singh Sethi-Nitnem - YouTube
    (listen just past 7:20 in the above video)

    At least that is how I know it,

    Sat Sri Akal.
     
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    Sat Nam _/|\_

    Thanks Ambarsaria ji! I heard it. Now I'll listen to the whole thing to start my morning.

    Blessed Be
    :) Nam Jiwan
     

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