Voiced uvular nasal

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IPA mark ɴ
IPA number 120
IPA character description Latin small capital n
Unicode U + 0274
HTML (dec.) & # 628;
Kirshenbaum n"

The voiced uvular nasal is a voiced consonant that rarely occurs in the world's languages.If it is articulated, the air flow in the mouth is blocked by a lock on the uvula and instead escapes through the nose (so that a nasal consonant is created).

There is this sound in Japanese, for example : The so-called monosyllabic “n” (written in Hiragana as “ん”, in Katakana as “ン”) is realized as “ɴ”.

  • Example: 自然 / sizen / = [ ɕizɛɴ ] "nature"

See also

Single receipts

  1. Okada, Hideo. "Japanese." Journal of the International Phonetic Association 02/21 (1991): 94-96.
Pulmonary consonants
according to IPA (2005)
bilabial labio-
dental alveolar post-
retroflex palatal velar uvular phase-
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Plosives p b t d ʈ ɖ c ɟ k ɡ q ɢ ʔ
Nasals m ɱ n ɳ ɲ ŋ ɴ
Vibrants ʙ r ʀ
Taps / flaps ɾ ɽ
Fricatives ɸ β f v θ ð s z ʃ ʒ ʂ ʐ ç ʝ x ɣ χ ʁ H ʕ H ɦ
lateral fricatives ɬ ɮ
Approximants ʋ ɹ ɻ j w ¹
lateral approximants l ɭ ʎ ʟ
¹ The labialised variant [ w ] was inserted here as a voiced velar approximant ( half vowel ) instead of the non-labialised variant [ ɰ ].