Datapoint Spanish / The Velar Nasal

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2 Responses to “Datapoint Spanish / The Velar Nasal”

  1. Julian Vargo Says:

    This source says Spanish does not contain a velar nasal phoneme, which isn’t true.
    Examples of velar nasal in Spanish: Cinco, Tengo, Vengo, Tenga.

  2. Martin Haspelmath Says:

    Yes, Spanish has the velar nasal sound, but it is not distinctive, i.e. it is not a phoneme. Its occurrence can be predicted by the following sound.

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