Dear friends of the Forum, We've had a short discussion with Dib about the transliteration and transcription of nasals in Hindi and Urdu (cf. sticky thread "Transliteration of Urdu and Hindi as used in this Forum") and Dib posed a pertinent question which I am unsure whether I am competent to answer. The question is about the pronunciation of [n] or [N] in Hindi or Urdu in the example word دانت दांत and दान्त. The question arises, is or can be pronounced da:nt/daant through which we have a problem between transliteration and pronunciation? Other examples and thoughts are most welcome!