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Translingual

The Latin script
Aa Bb Cc Dd Ee Ff Gg Hh Ii Jj Kk Ll Mm Nn Oo Pp Qq Rr Ss Tt Uu Vv Ww Xx Yy Zz
Variations of letter G

Ǵǵ Ğğ Ĝĝ Ǧǧ Ġġ Ģģ Ḡḡ Ǥǥ Ɠɠ ɢ Ŋŋ

Variations of letter N

Ńń Ǹǹ Ňň Ññ Ņņ Ṋṋ Ṉṉ N̈n̈ Ɲɲ Ƞƞ ɳ ȵ ɴ Ŋŋ NJNjnj NJNjnj

Letter combinations

Etymology

Originally a ligature of ng in medieval Icelandic.

Letter

ŋ lower case (upper case Ŋ)

  1. The letter eng, originally a ligature from the letters n and g.
  2. A letter which represents the velar nasal sound in the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) and several African languages which base their orthography partially on the IPA.

Icelandic

Letter

ŋ

  1. Originally a ligature of ng in medieval Icelandic.

Usage notes

Only occurred in in medial and final position, so that a capital form was not necessary. The capital forms Ŋ and [N with a tail] were derived from lower-case ŋ for those African languages, where the sound also occurred in initial position.








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