Up to four consecutive Bengali consonants not separated by vowels can be orthographically represented as a ligature called a "consonant conjunct". Typically, the first consonant in the conjunct is shown above and/or to the left of the following consonants. In this conjunct, pronounced [ndrɔ], the 'n' component here is in grey, 'd' is in blue, and 'r' is in red. The [ɔ] vowel is inherent, that is, not written.