ն

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Character  ն 
Unicode name ARMENIAN SMALL LETTER NOW
Codepoint U+0576
See also: and -ն-

Armenian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

ն

ն lowercase (uppercase Ն)

  1. The 22nd letter of Armenian alphabet, called նու (nu). Represents alveolar nasal: IPA(key): [n]. Transliterated as n.
  2. The numeral 400 in Armenian numbering.

Usage notes[edit]

According to Jasmine Dum-Tragut, the alveodental nasal IPA(key): [n] is usually realised as IPA(key): [n], but has several allophonic variants in assimilation, a palatal nasal IPA(key): [ɲ] preceding postalveolar affricates, as in անջնջելի (anǰnǰeli) IPA(key): [ɑɲd͡ʒəɲd͡ʒɛˈli] and a velar nasal IPA(key): [ŋ] preceding velar plosives, as in անկարելի (ankareli) IPA(key): [ɑŋkɑɾɛˈli]. According to Vahagn Petrosyan, a Wiktionarian, the realisation as IPA(key): [ɲ] is due to Russian influence and cannot be considered Standard Eastern Armenian.

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References[edit]

  • Jasmine Dum-Tragut (2009), Armenian: Modern Eastern Armenian, Amsterdam, Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing Company, § 1.1.2.4, page 19, ISBN 9789027238146