In Lesson 1, we covered the Basic Alphabet in Bangla. Bangla (like other Sanskrit-based languages) allows transformation of Vowels and Consonants. In this lesson the course material is based on Chapters 5-9 of "Learn the Bangla Alphabet." We will address two concepts common to all Indic Languages - Vowel Signs and Compound Consonants. When a vowel sound modifies a consonant, the vowel is written as a diacritic attached to the consonant. When two or more consonant sounds are pronounced together, a compound consonant is formed.