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Bilabial nasal
m
IPA number 114
Encoding
Entity (decimal) m
Unicode (hex) U+006D
X-SAMPA m
Kirshenbaum m

 

The bilabial nasal is a type of consonant. It is used in almost all spoken languages. The letter for this sound in the International Phonetic Alphabet is ⟨⟩. The X-SAMPA symbol for this sound is ⟨m⟩. We can find the bilabial nasal in English, and it is the sound represented by "m" in map and rum.

Nearly all languages contain this sound. A few languages (for example, Mohawk) do not often use this sound.

These are some examples of where the bilabial nasal occurs in various languages:

Language Word IPA Meaning
Arabic Standard مطابخ align="center" align="center"|'kitchens'
Catalan mare align="center" align="center"| 'mother'
Chinese Cantonese /maan5 align="center" align="center"| 'night'
Mandarin 母親/mǔqīn align="center" align="center"| 'mother'
Dutch mond align="center" align="center"| 'mouth'
English him align="center" align="center"| 'him'
Finnish minä align="center" align="center"| 'I'
French manger align="center" align="center"| 'to eat'
Georgian სა align="center" align="center"|'three'
Greek μάζα/maza align="center" align="center"| 'clump'
Hawaiian maka 'eye'
Indonesian masuk 'enter'
Italian mamma align="center" align="center"| 'mamma'
Japanese 乾杯/kampai align="center" align="center"| 'a toast'
Malay malam 'night'
Malayalam കമ്മി 'shortage'
Polish masa 'mass'
Portuguese mato align="center" align="center"| 'bush'
Russian муж align="center" align="center"| 'husband'
Spanish grumete align="center" align="center"| 'cabin boy'
Vietnamese muối align="center" align="center"| 'salt'
Zapotec Tilquiapan man align="center" align="center"| 'animal'
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