|Nasal palatal approximant|
The nasal palatal approximant is a type of consonantal sound used in some oral languages. The symbol in the International Phonetic Alphabet that represents this sound is ⟨j?⟩, that is, a j with a tilde. The equivalent X-SAMPA symbol is
j~, and in the Americanist phonetic notation it is ⟨?⟩.
The nasal palatal approximant is sometimes called a nasal yod; [j?] and [w?] may be called nasal glides.
Features of the nasal palatal approximant:
[j?], written ny, is a common realization of /j/ before nasal vowels in many languages of West Africa that do not have a phonemic distinction between voiced nasal and oral stops, such as Ewe and Bini.
|Hindustani||? / sanyama||[s?j?j?m]||'patience'|
|Kaingang||[j]||'brave'||Possible word-initial realization of /j/ before a nasal vowel.|
|Lombard||bisògn de||[bi'z?j? d?e]||'need for (sth)'||
Allophone of before a consonant. See Lombard phonology
Allophone of in coda position or before fricatives. See Polish phonology
|Portuguese||Brazilian||sonho||['sõj]||'dream'||Allophone of between vowels, nasalizes the preceding vowel. Language's original /?/ sound. See Portuguese phonology|
|Most dialects||cães||[kj?s]||'dogs'||Allophone of after nasal vowels.|
|Some dialects||me ame!||['mjmi]||'love me!'||Non-syllabic allophone of between nasal sounds.|
|Shipibo||[example needed]||Allophone of /j/ after nasal vowels.|