Comparing Hiragana and Indian alphabet !

Indian Consonants have an internal vowel, a, not present in Hiragana [Japanese native alphabet]. This is also true in Katakana. [Japanese alphabet for imported phonetics or non native words]

That means 39 base consonants (of India), will be all said in a different way, which could not be accommodated by Hiragana or Katakana. So, I think this is just one vowel more, for Hiragana.

The Hiragana a is actually an abbreviated aa of Indian sound-base.

The other differences from Hiragana are how {hu, fu} are said the same way, but note that, in the alphabet itself {hu, bu, pu, fu} are a set of degenerated consonant and also so in Indian system. That means for hiragana these elements are simply similar and this fact reflects with the same symbol denoting the 4 elements, with small difference accommodated

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