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, and Portuguese nh.

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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