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Nirankar

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
 

Ambarsaria

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Namji{censored}aur 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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ਜੋ ਤੁਧੁ ਭਾਵੈ ਸਾਈ ਭਲੀ ਕਾਰ
जो तुधु भावै साई भली कार ॥
Jo ṯuḏẖ bẖāvai sā▫ī bẖalī kār.
Whatever pleases You is the only good done,
ਜੋ ਕੁਛ ਤੈਨੂੰ ਚੰਗਾ ਲਗਦਾ ਹੈ, ਓਹੀ ਚੰਗਾ ਕੰਮ ਕਾਜ ਹੈ।
ਸਾਈ ਕਾਰ = ਉਹੋ ਕਾਰ, ਉਹੋ ਕੰਮ।
ਜੋ ਤੈਨੂੰ ਚੰਗਾ ਲੱਗਦਾ ਹੈ, ਉਹ ਕੰਮ ਭਲਾ ਹੈ (ਭਾਵ, ਤੇਰੀ ਰਜ਼ਾ ਵਿਚ ਰਹਿਣਾ ਹੀ ਠੀਕ ਹੈ)।

ਤੂ ਸਦਾ ਸਲਾਮਤਿ ਨਿਰੰਕਾਰ ੧੬॥
तू सदा सलामति निरंकार ॥१६॥
Ŧū saḏā salāmaṯ nirankār. ||16||
You, Eternal and Formless One! ||16||
ਤੂੰ ਸਦੀਵ ਹੀ ਨਵਾਂ ਨਰੋਆਂ ਹੈ, ਹੇ ਸਰੂਪ-ਰਹਿਤ ਪੁਰਖ!
ਸਲਾਮਤਿ = ਥਿਰ, ਅਟੱਲ। ਨਿਰੰਕਾਰ = ਹੇ ਹਰੀ!
ਹੇ ਨਿਰੰਕਾਰ! ਤੂੰ ਸਦਾ ਅਟੱਲ ਰਹਿਣ ਵਾਲਾ ਹੈਂ ॥੧੬॥
http://www.srigranth.org/servlet/gurbani.gurbani?Action=Page&Param=3&g=1&h=1&r=1&t=1&p=1&fb=0&k=1
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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namjiwankaur

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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:
 

Ambarsaria

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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:
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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namjiwankaur

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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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