ն

Character ն
Unicode name ARMENIAN SMALL LETTER NOW
Code point U+0576
Entity number ն
Unicode block Armenian
յ [U+0575] [U+0577] շ
See also: and -ն-

ArmenianEdit

PronunciationEdit

LetterEdit

ն

ն lowercase (uppercase Ն)

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

Usage notesEdit

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

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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