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Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 12.6.43
asṛjad bhagavān ajaḥ
tataḥ — from that oḿkāra; akṣara — of the different sounds; samāmnāyam — the total collection; asṛjat — created; bhagavān — the powerful demigod; ajaḥ — unborn Brahmā; anta-stha — as the semivowels; uṣma — sibilants; svara — vowels; sparśa — and consonant stops; hrasva-dīrgha — in short and long forms; ādi — and so on; lakṣaṇam — characterized.
From that oḿkāra Lord Brahmā created all the sounds of the alphabet — the vowels, consonants, semivowels, sibilants and others — distinguished by such features as long and short measure.
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