122 Nasal vowels


This feature concerns nasal vowels, which are generally written with "n" or "m" following the vowel letter. Nasal vowels are said to be present in a prominent way if there are nasal vowels as major allophones in at least three different heights (e.g. ĩ, ɛ̃, ã). Otherwise, they are said to be present in a limited way. (Nasal vowels are also the topic of WALS feature 10, by John Hajek.)


Martin Haspelmath and the APiCS Consortium


Present in a prominent way14
Present in a limited way9
Present only as minor allophones11
No nasal vowels exist42

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