List of Digraphs in Latin Alphabets - M

M

mb⟩, in many African languages, represents /mb/ or /ᵐb/. It is used in Irish to indicate the eclipsis of b and represents ; for example ár mbád "our boat" (cf. "boat"). The Irish digraph is capitalized mB, for example i mBaile Átha Cliath "in Dublin". In English, mb represents /m/ when final, as in lamb. In Standard Zhuang and in Bouyei, ⟨mb⟩ is used for .

md⟩ is used in Yélî Dnye of Papua New Guinea for doubly articulated and prenasalized /n͡mt͡p/.

mf⟩, in many African languages, represents /mf/ or /ᵐf/.

mg⟩ is used in Pinyin for /ŋɡ/ in languages such as Yi, where the more common diacritic ⟨ng⟩ is restricted to /ŋ/. It is used in Yélî Dnye of Papua New Guinea for doubly articulated and prenasalized /ŋ͡mk͡p/.

mh⟩, in Irish, stands for the lenition of m⟩ and represents or ; for example mo mháthair or "my mother" (cf. máthair "mother"). In Welsh it stands for the nasal mutation of p⟩ and represents ; for example fy mhen "my head" (cf. pen "head"). In both languages it is considered a sequence of the two letters m⟩ and h⟩ for purposes of alphabetization. It also occurs in Shona. In the Gwoyeu Romatzyh romanization of Mandarin Chinese, initial mh- indicates an even tone on a syllable beginning in /m/, which is otherwise spelled m-.

ml⟩ is used in the Romanized Popular Alphabet used to write Hmong, where it represents the sound /mˡ/.

mm⟩ is used in Haida (Bringhurst orthography) for glottalized /ˀm/.

mn⟩ is used in English to write the word-initial sound /n/ in a few words of Greek origin, such as mnemonic. When final, it represents /m/, as in damn, and between vowels it represents /mn/, as in damnation. In French it represents /n/, as in automne and condamner.

mp⟩, in many African languages, represents /mp/ or /ᵐp/. Modern Greek uses the equivalent digraph μπ for /b/, as β is used for /v/. In Mpumpong of Cameroon, ⟨mp⟩ is a plain /p/.

mt⟩ is used in Yélî Dnye of Papua New Guinea for doubly articulated and prenasalized /n̪͡mt̪͡p/.

mv⟩, in many African languages, represents /mv/ or /ᵐv/.

mw⟩ is used for /mʷ/ in Arrernte.

mx⟩ is used in Nambikwara for a glottalized /ˀm/.

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