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IPA – number 120
IPA – text ɴ
IPA – image {{{imagesize}}}
Entity ɴ
X-SAMPA N\
Kirshenbaum n"
About this sound Sound sample

The uvular nasal is a type of consonantal sound, used in some spoken languages. The symbol in the International Phonetic Alphabet that represents this sound is ɴ, and the equivalent X-SAMPA symbol is N\.

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Features

Features of the uvular nasal:

Occurrence

Language Word IPA Meaning Notes
Georgian ზიყი [ziɴqʼi] 'hip joint' allophone of /n/
Inuit language saarnii [saːɴiː] 'upward' See Inuit phonology
Inuvialuktun namunganmun [namuƞaɴmuɴ] 'to where?' See Inuit phonology
Japanese[1] 日本/nihon [n̠ʲihoɴ] 'Japan' See Japanese phonology
Kalaallisut paarngorpoq [paaɴːorpoq] 'crawls' See Inuit phonology
Klallam sqəyáyŋəxʷ [sqəˈjajɴəxʷ] 'big tree' contrasts with glottalized form.
Spanish[2] enjuto [ẽ̞ɴˈχuto̞] 'dry' Allophone of /n/. See Spanish phonology

References

Bibliography

  • Martínez-Celdrán, Eugenio; Ana Ma. Fernández-Planas & Josefina Carrera-Sabaté (2003), "Castilian Spanish", Journal of the International Phonetic Association 33 (2): 255-259
  • Okada, Hideo (1991), "Phonetic Representation:Japanese", Journal of the International Phonetic Association 21 (2): 94-97

See also

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