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N
Basic Latin alphabet
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

N is the fourteenth letter in the basic modern Latin alphabet. Its name in English (pronounced /ˈɛn/) is spelled en.[1]

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History of the forms

One of the most common snake hieroglyph was used in Egyptian writing to stand for a sound like English "J", because the Egyptian word for "snake" was djet. It is speculated that Semitic people working in Egypt adapted hieroglyphics to create the first alphabet, and that they used the same snake symbol to represent N, because their word for "snake" may have begun with that sound. However, the name for the letter in the Phoenician, Hebrew, Aramaic and Arabic alphabets is nun, which means "fish" in some of these languages. The sound value of the letter was /n/—as in Greek, Etruscan, Latin and all modern languages.

Egyptian hieroglyph for 'J' Proto-Semitic N Phoenician N Etruscan N Greek Nu
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Usage

Dental or alveolar nasal in virtually all languages that use the Latin alphabet. A common digraph with <n> is <ng>, which represents a velar nasal in a variety of languages, usually positioned word-finally in English. In languages like Italian and French, <gn> represents a palatal nasal (/ɲ/). The Portuguese spelling for this sound is <nh>. In English, n is silent when it is preceded by an m, in words like hymn (although it is pronounced in words such as damnation).

In the International Phonetic Alphabet, the lowercase [n] represents the alveolar nasal sound. A small capital [ɴ] represents the uvular nasal.

N is the second-most commonly used consonant in the English language (after T).

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Alternative representations of N
NATO phonetic Morse code
November –·
ICS November.svg Semaphore November.svg ⠝
Signal flag Flag semaphore Braille

In Unicode the capital N is codepoint U+004E and the lower case n is U+006E.

The ASCII code for capital N is 78 and for lowercase n is 110; or in binary 01001110 and 01101110, correspondingly.

The EBCDIC code for capital N is 213 and for lowercase n is 149.

The numeric character references in HTML and XML are "&#78;" and "&#110;" for upper and lower case respectively.

See also

The basic modern Latin alphabet
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
Letter N with diacritics

history palaeography derivations diacritics punctuation numerals Unicode list of letters ISO/IEC 646

References

  1. ^ "N" Oxford English Dictionary, 2nd edition (1989); Merriam-Webster's Third New International Dictionary of the English Language, Unabridged (1993); "en," op. cit.

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The Universal Character Set
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Unicode name LATIN CAPITAL LETTER N
Basic Latin U+004E

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Translingual

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Letter

N upper case (lower case n)

  1. The fourteenth letter of the basic modern Latin alphabet.

See also

Symbol

N

  1. (chemistry) Symbol for nitrogen.
  2. (metrology) Symbol for newton, the SI unit of force.
  3. (biochemistry) IUPAC 1-letter abbreviation for aspargine

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Other representations of N:


English

Pronunciation

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Abbreviation

N

  1. (military) Navy
  2. north (see also n)

Translations

Noun

Singular
N

Plural
uncountable

N (uncountable)

  1. The fourteenth letter of the English alphabet, preceded by M and followed by O.

American Sign Language

Letter

N (Stokoe N)

  1. The letter N

Dutch

Pronunciation

  • (letter name): IPA: /ɛn/

Letter

N (capital, lowercase n)

  1. The fourteenth letter of the Dutch alphabet.

See also

  • Previous letter: M
  • Next letter: O

Finnish

Noun

N

  1. non sine laude approbatur

Galician

Abbreviation

N

  1. norte (north)

Antonyms

  • (north): S

Italian

Pronunciation

Noun

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N m. and f. inv.

  1. The twelth letter of the Italian alphabet
  2. The fourteenth letter of the Latin alphabet

Romanian

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ne/, /en/

Letter

N (capital, lowercase n)

  1. The seventeenth letter of the Romanian alphabet representing the phoneme /n/. Preceded by M and followed by O.

Slovene

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Pronunciation

Letter

N (capital, lowercase n)

  1. The 15th letter of the Slovene alphabet. Preceded by M and followed by O.

Spanish

Letter

N (upper case, lower case n)

  1. The 16th letter of the Spanish alphabet.

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N+
Box artwork for N+.
Developer(s) Slick Entertainment, SilverBirch Studios
Publisher(s) Metanet Software, Atari
Distributor(s) Xbox Live Arcade
Designer(s) Raigan Burns, Mare Sheppard
Release date(s)
Windows, Mac OS
Xbox Live Arcade
PlayStation Portable, Nintendo DS
Genre(s) Action
System(s) Xbox 360, Windows, Linux, Mac OS, PlayStation Portable, Nintendo DS
Players 1-4
Rating(s)
ESRB: Everyone

In a futuristic world of inadvertently homicidal robots, a daring ninja must use deft acrobatic skill and guts of steel to survive. N+ is a peerless action-puzzle platformer with more than 300 levels in which to hone your ninja reflexes, plus a built-in level editor for when you're hungry for more. N+ also features unique, physics-based controls, stylish graphics, unlimited lives, competitive and cooperative multiplayer, plenty of gold, and several flavors of sweet, sweet action. Running, jumping, and dying in an unpleasant-yet-comical manner has never been more fun!

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The Latin alphabet
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

N is the fourteenth (number 14) letter in the English alphabet.

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