Palatal Nasal

The palatal nasal is a type of consonant, used in some spoken languages. The symbol in the International Phonetic Alphabet that represents this sound is ⟨ ɲ⟩, a lowercase letter n with a leftward-pointing tail protruding from the bottom of the left stem of the letter. The equivalent X-SAMPA symbol is J. The IPA symbol ⟨ ɲ⟩ is similar to ⟨ɳ ⟩, the symbol for the retroflex nasal, which has a rightward-pointing hook extending from the bottom of the right stem, and to ⟨ŋ⟩, the symbol for the velar nasal, which has a leftward-pointing hook extending from the bottom of the right stem.

Palatal nasals are more common than the palatal stops, and . In Spanish and languages whose writing systems are influenced by Spanish orthography, this sound is represented with the letter eñe (ñ); the same is true for Occitan, the source of the Portuguese digraph ene-agá (nh), used by languages whose writing systems are influenced by Portuguese orthography, such as Vietnamese.

The symbol ⟨ ɲ⟩ is used to represent an alveolo-palatal nasal in some languages, since there is no IPA symbol with the latter meaning, and no language distinguishes the two.

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List Of Unicode Characters - IPA Extensions
306 U+0255 ɕ #597 Latin Small Letter C with curl Voiceless alveolo-palatal fricative 182 U+0256 ɖ #598 Latin Small Letter D with tail Voiced retroflex ...
Old English Phonology - Vowel Changes in Accented Syllables
... men "men" +nf,nþ,ns Ingvaeonic nasal spirant law ō ē *tanþ(z), tanþi(z) > tōþ, plur ... slēþ "slays" *stahlijaN > stēle "steel" (West Saxon) k,g,j+ palatal diphthongization ea ie Lat ... "ale" *awī > eowu "ewe", *asilu(z) > non-West-Saxon eosol "donkey" before hs,ht,hþ + final -i(z) palatal umlaut N/A i (occ ...
Nasal Consonant - Definition
... 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 ...
IPA Extensions (Unicode Block) - Character Table
... rounded vowel 306 U+0255 ɕ #597 Latin Small Letter C with Curl Voiceless alveolo-palatal fricative 182 U+0256 ɖ #598 Latin Small Letter D with Tail ... M with Long Leg Velar approximant 154 U+0271 ɱ #625 Latin Small Letter M with Hook Labiodental nasal 115 U+0272 ɲ #626 Latin Small Letter N with Left Hook Palatal nasal 118 U ...
Palatal Nasal - Occurrence
... Many languages claimed to have a palatal nasal, such as Portuguese, actually have an alveolo-palatal nasal ... True palatals Language Word IPA Meaning Notes French agneau 'lamb' A true palatal ... See French phonology Hungarian anya 'mother' A true palatal ...