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|Palatal nasal click|
The palatal nasal click is a click consonant found primarily among the languages of southern Africa. The symbol in the International Phonetic Alphabet that represents this sound is ⟨ǂ̃⟩ or ⟨ᵑǂ⟩. (Variations of the latter include ⟨ŋǂ⟩ and ⟨ǂŋ⟩.)
Features of the palatal nasal click:
|Khoekhoe||ǂnauǃhuiǂgui||[ᵑǂə̀űᵑ̊ǃʰȕíǂȕí] = [
||to give s.o. a bloody nose|
|Naro||ntcùú qhuri c’õa
(nçùú qhuri c’õa)
|[ᵑǂǔːǃʰūɾīŋǀˀõ̯ã] = [
||the Milky Way|
|Taa||ǂnûm||[ᵑǂûm] = [
|Gǀui||[ᵑǂâː] = [
palatal nasal click
All Khoisan languages, and a few Bantu languages, have glottalized nasal clicks. These are formed by closing the glottis so that the click is pronounced in silence; however, any preceding vowel will be nasalized.
|Khoekhoe||ǂamǁgû||[ᵑǂ͡ʔàm̀ǁṹṹ] = [ǂ̃ˀàm̀ǁṹṹ]||to inadvertently bite a hard object|
|Gǀui||[ᵑǂ͡ʔáː] = [ǂ̃ˀáː]||to hide (oneself)|