Ň

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The grapheme Ň (minuscule: ň) is a letter in the Czech, Slovak and Turkmen alphabets. It is formed from Latin N with the addition of háček (cz)/mäkčeň (sk) and follows plain N in the alphabet. Ň and ň are at Unicode codepoints U+0147 and U+0148, respectively.[1][2]

/ɲ/[edit]

In Czech and Slovak, ň represents /ɲ/, the palatal nasal. Thus, it has the same function as Croatian nj, Polish ń, Spanish ñ, Portuguese nh and French gn .

In the nineteenth century it was used in Croatian, also, to denote /ɲ/.

/ŋ/[edit]

In Turkmen, ň represents the sound /ŋ/, the velar nasal, as in English thing.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Unicode Character 'LATIN CAPITAL LETTER N WITH CARON' (U+0147)". FileFormat.Info. Retrieved 27 July 2010. 
  2. ^ "Unicode Character 'LATIN SMALL LETTER N WITH CARON' (U+0148)". FileFormat.Info. Retrieved 27 July 2010. 

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