Voiceless alveolar nasal

Voiceless alveolar nasal
IPA number 116 402A

The voiceless alveolar nasal is a type of consonant in some languages. The symbols in the International Phonetic Alphabet that represent the sound are and , combinations of the letter for the voiced alveolar nasal and a diacritic indicating voicelessness above or below the letter. The equivalent X-SAMPA symbol is n_0.


Features of the voiceless alveolar nasal:


Language Word IPA Meaning Notes
Burmese[1] နှာ [n̥à] 'nose'
Central Alaskan Yup'ik[2] ceńa [t͡səˈn̥a] 'edge'
Estonian[3] lasn [ˈlɑsn̥] 'wooden peel' Word-final allophone of /m/ after /t, s, h/.[3] See Estonian phonology
Icelandic[4] hnífur [ˈn̥ivʏr̥] 'knife' See Icelandic phonology
Jalapa Mazatec[5] [n̥ɛ] 'falls' Contrasts with a voiced and a laryngealized alveolar nasal.
Kildin Sami[6] чоӊтэ [t͡ʃɔn̥te] 'to turn'
Welsh[7] fy nhad [və n̥aːd] 'my father' Occurs as the nasal mutation of /t/. See Welsh phonology
Xumi Lower[8] [Hn̥ɑ̃] 'fur, animal hair' Contrasts with the voiced /n/.[8][9]
Upper[9] [Hn̥ɔ̃]

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