Hindi (Devanagari) Mnemonics

I like to use Memrise when I’m learning a language and, generally, it is best to make up your own mnemonics when learning. Here are the steps I use when making mnemonics for learning new scripts:

  1. What is the romanized letter, or what does it sound like?
  2. Find a word (preferably a noun) that begins with this sound, letter, or at least contains the sound (like “oo” could be in “book”.)
  3. Try to figure out a scenario using two words with this sound, that also roughly matches the shape of the character.
  4. Draw a picture of that scenario.

Here are the mnemonics I’ve drawn for learning Devanagari vowels: