Voiced labial–alveolar nasal

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Voiced labial–alveolar nasal

The voiced labial–alveolar nasal is a type of consonantal sound used in some spoken languages. It is a [n] and [m] pronounced simultaneously. The symbol in the International Phonetic Alphabet that represents this sound is ⟨n͡m⟩.


Features of the voiced labial–alveolar plosive are:


Language Word IPA Meaning Notes
Yele[1][2][3] ńmo [n̪͡mɔ] "bird" Contrasts /m, n̪, n̠, n̠ʲ, ŋ, n̪͡m, n̠͡m, ŋ͡m/.
nmó [n̠͡mo] "we"


  1. ^ Levinson, Stephen C. (23 May 2022). A Grammar of Yélî Dnye: The Papuan Language of Rossel Island. De Gruyter. doi:10.1515/9783110733853. ISBN 978-3-11-073385-3. S2CID 249083265. Retrieved 16 January 2023.
  2. ^ https://core.ac.uk/download/pdf/160609178.pdf
  3. ^ Ladefoged, Peter; Maddieson, Ian (1996). The Sounds of the World's Languages. Oxford: Blackwell. ISBN 0-631-19815-6.