|Voiceless palatal nasal|
The voiceless palatal nasal is a type of consonantal sound, used in some spoken languages. The symbols in the International Phonetic Alphabet that represent this sound are ⟨ɲ̊⟩ and ⟨ɲ̥⟩, which are combinations of the letter for the voiced palatal nasal and a diacritic indicating voicelessness. The equivalent X-SAMPA symbol is
If distinction is necessary, the voiceless alveolo-palatal nasal may be transcribed as ⟨n̠̊ʲ⟩ (devoiced, retracted and palatalized ⟨n⟩), or ⟨ɲ̟̊⟩ (devoiced and advanced ⟨ɲ⟩); these are essentially equivalent, since the contact includes both the blade and body (but not the tip) of the tongue. The equivalent X-SAMPA symbols are
J_0_+, respectively. A non-IPA letter ⟨ȵ̊⟩ (devoiced ⟨ȵ⟩, which is an ordinary "n", plus the curl found in the symbols for alveolo-palatal sibilant fricatives ⟨ɕ, ʑ⟩) can also be used.
Features of the voiceless palatal nasal:
|Faroese||einki / onki||[ˈɔɲ̊t͡ʃɪ]||'nothing'||See Faroese phonology|
|Icelandic||banki||[ˈpäu̯ɲ̊cɪ]||'bank'||See Icelandic phonology|
|Xumi||Lower||[EPʃɐ̃ɲ̟̊ɛ]||'clean'||Alveolo-palatal; occurs mostly in loanwords from Tibetan.|