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Character  ん 
Unicode name HIRAGANA LETTER N
Unicode block Hiragana
Codepoint U+3093

Japanese[edit]

Stroke order
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Etymology[edit]

Derived in the Heian period from writing the man'yōgana kanji in the cursive sōsho style. That's when it was distinguished separately from "mu".

Pronunciation[edit]

  • The realization of this phoneme depends on its phonetic context, as follows:

Syllable[edit]

(Hepburn romanization n)

  1. The hiragana syllable (n), whose equivalent in katakana is (n). It is the forty-eighth syllable of the gojūon order.

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