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 a caron (háček in Czech and mäkčeň in Slovak) 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 and Southern Kurdish, ň represents the sound /ŋ/, the velar nasal, as in English thing.

Computing code[edit]

Character Ň ň
Unicode name LATIN CAPITAL LETTER N WITH CARON LATIN SMALL LETTER N WITH CARON
Encodings decimal hex decimal hex
Unicode 327 U+0147 328 U+0148
UTF-8 197 135 C5 87 197 136 C5 88
Numeric character reference Ň Ň ň ň

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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