Linguolabial nasal

The linguolabial nasal is a type of consonantal sound used in some spoken languages. The symbol in the International Phonetic Alphabet that represents it is or .

Linguolabial nasal
IPA Number116 + 407
Entity (decimal)n̼
Unicode (hex)U+006EU+033C
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Features of the linguolabial nasal:

  • Its manner of articulation is occlusive, which means it is produced by obstructing airflow in the vocal tract. Because the consonant is also nasal, the blocked airflow is redirected through the nose.
  • Its phonation is voiced, which means the vocal cords vibrate during the articulation.
  • It is a nasal consonant, which means air is allowed to escape through the nose, either exclusively (nasal stops) or in addition to through the mouth.


Big Nambas[1]nəm'ək[nən̼ək][2]'my tongue'


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