The thirty-five consonant letters used for writing Bengali. These are arranged in a chart form so that the first five rows progress by place of articulation, from velars on the first row, to bilabials on the fifth row. The columns are also ordered by manner of articulation as follows: voiceless (aspirated and unaspirated), voiced (aspirated and unaspirated), and nasal.
The last two rows contain liquids, glides and sibilants, which are not ordered by manner of articulation.