The dental nasal is a type of consonantal sound, used in some spoken languages. The symbol in the International Phonetic Alphabet that represents this sound is ⟨n̪⟩.
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... Nearly all nasal consonants are nasal occlusives, where air escapes through the nose but not through the mouth, as it is blocked (occluded) by the lips or tongue ... Most nasals are voiced, and in fact the nasal sounds and are among the most common sounds cross-linguistically ... Voiceless nasals do occur in a few languages, such as Burmese, Welsh and Guaraní ...
... True dental consonants are relatively uncommon ... Dravidian, and Australian languages, n is often called "dental" in the literature ... there are languages with true apical (or less commonly laminal) dental n ...
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