Nasal Vowel - Example Languages

Example Languages

Languages that use phonemic nasal vowels include, among others:

  • Austro-Bavarian
  • Breton
  • Bengali
  • Cherokee
  • Choctaw
  • Elfdalian
  • French (see French phonology#Nasal vowels)
  • Gbe languages
  • Gheg Albanian
  • Guaraní
  • Gujarati
  • Haitian Creole
  • Hindi
  • Hmong
  • Irish
  • Mandarin Chinese (see Erhua, e.g. (simplified Chinese: 棒儿; traditional Chinese: 棒兒; pinyin: bàngr), (simplified Chinese: 蜂儿; traditional Chinese: 蜂兒; pinyin: fēngr))
  • Min Nan (including Taiwanese)
  • Mirandese
  • Mohawk
  • Navajo
  • Nepali
  • Nheengatu
  • Paicî (an unusually large number of nasal vowels)
  • Polish (most dialects, including Kashubian)
  • Portuguese
  • Punjabi
  • Tamil (modern colloquial Tamil only; literal Tamil uses oral-vowel plus nasal-stop sequences instead)
  • Telugu
  • Urdu
  • Vietnamese
  • Yélî Dnye (an unusually large number of nasal vowels)
  • Yorùbá

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