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At 11:23 17/11/98 -0000, you wrote:
>I need a (di)graph for the nasalysed velar (/N/) of my TUNU language. This
phoneme occurs only in the end of a word after a vowel. I write it "q"
currently. Other graphs already used are : a, c, e, h, i, k, m, n, o, p, r,
s, t, w, y. I'd like to keep the phonology very simple (as is the grammar to
my own standards) and as easy as possible to read for readers not versed in
phonology because I'd like to make the grammar page legible without too much
pain and ennui (like Carlos, Sally, Herman, Christophe and others
succeeded). Thanks for your contribution.
>Mathias
>
>
        Well (I write in English in order for everybody to understand), why
not using the digraph 'ng' for this sound? The sound of 'ng' in many
languages is near enough to the /N/, and as 'g' doesn't exist in TUNU, there
will be no problem of misunderstanding. It will be the only digraph of the
language, but if I remember well, /N/ is used only in grammatical context,
never as part of a root, so it won't be not self-consistent.

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