Nasal labialized velar approximant

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The nasal labio-velar approximant is a type of consonantal sound used in some languages. The symbol in the International Phonetic Alphabet that represents this sound is Template:Angbr IPA, that is, a w with a tilde. The equivalent X-SAMPA symbol is w~.

The nasal approximants Template:IPA and Template:IPA may also be called nasal glides. In some languages like Portuguese, they form a second element of nasal diphthongs.


Features of the nasal labio-velar approximant:

Template:Approximant Template:Labiovelar Template:Voiced Template:Nasal Template:Central articulation Template:Pulmonic


Language Word IPA Meaning Notes
Kaingang[1] Template:IPA 'to see' Possible word-initial realization of Template:IPA before a nasal vowel.[2]
Polish są Template:IPA 'they are' See Polish phonology
Portuguese Most dialects[3][4] o Template:IPA 'they are' Allophone of Template:IPAslink after nasal vowels. See Portuguese phonology
Some dialects[5] muamba Template:IPA 'smuggling', 'jobbery',
Non-syllabic allophone of Template:IPAslink between nasal sounds.
Seri cmiique Template:IPA 'person' Allophone of Template:IPA
Shipibo[6] banwan[7] Template:IPA 'parrot' Allophone of Template:IPA after nasal vowels.[6]
Uwa aya Template:IPA 'yellow'

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