uvular nasal is a type of consonantal sound, used in some spoken languages. The symbol in the International Phonetic Alphabet that represents this sound is 〈 ɴ 〉.
Features [ edit ]
Features of the uvular nasal:
manner of articulation is occlusive, which means it is produced by obstructing airflow in the vocal tract. Since the consonant is also nasal, the blocked airflow is redirected through the nose. Its
place of articulation is uvular, which means it is articulated with the back of the tongue (the dorsum) at the uvula. 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. Because the sound is not produced with airflow over the tongue, the
central– lateral dichotomy does not apply. The
airstream mechanism is pulmonic, which means it is articulated by pushing air solely with the lungs and diaphragm, as in most sounds.
Occurrence [ edit ]
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References [ edit ]
Bibliography [ edit ]
Martínez-Celdrán, Eugenio; Fernández-Planas, Ana Ma.; Carrera-Sabaté, Josefina (2003), "Castilian Spanish", Journal of the International Phonetic Association 33 (2): 255–259, doi: 10.1017/S0025100303001373
Okada, Hideo (1991), "Phonetic Representation:Japanese", Journal of the International Phonetic Association 21 (2): 94–97, doi: 10.1017/S002510030000445X