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ISO basic Laitin alphabet
AaBbCcDdEeFfGg
HhIiJjKkLlMmNn
OoPpQqRrSsTtUu
VvWwXxYyZz
D'Nealian Cursive.svg
Circle sheer blue 29.png
Circle sheer blue 29.png
Cursive script 'n' and capital 'N' in the U.S. D'Nealian script style

N (named en /ˈɛn/[1]) is the fowerteent letter in the ISO basic Latin alphabet.

History o the fairms

Ane o the maist common hieroglyphs, snake, wis uised in Egyptian writin tae staund for a soond lik the Inglish ⟨J⟩, acause the Egyptian wird for "snake" wis djet. It is speculatit bi mony that Semitic fowk wirkin in Egyp adaptit hieroglyphics tae creaut the first alphabet, an that thay uised the same snake seembol tae represent N, acause thair wird for "snake" mey hae begun wi that soond. Houiver, the name for the letter in the Phoenician, Ebreu, Aramaic an Arabic alphabets is nun, which means "fish" in some o thir leids. The soond value o the letter wis /n/—as in Greek, Etruscan, Latin an aw modren leids.

Egyptian hieroglyph
for J
Phoenician
Nun
Etruscan
N
Greek
Nu
D
   

Uisage

N represents a dental or alveolar nasal in virtually aw leids that uise the Latin alphabet, an in the Internaitional Phonetic Alphabet. A common digraph wi 'n' is 'ng', which represents a velar nasal in a variety o leids, uisually poseetioned wird-finally in Inglis. Eften, afore a velar plosive (as in ink or jungle), 'n' alane represents a velar nasal. In Italian an French, 'gn' represents a palatal nasal (/ɲ/). The Portuguese an Vietnamese spellin for this soond is 'nh', while Spainyie an a few ither leids uise the letter 'ñ'. In Inglis, 'n' is generally silent when it is precedit bi an 'm' at the end o wirds, as in hymn; houiver, 'n' is pronoonced in this combination when occurring wird medially, as in hymnal.

'n' is the saxt maist common letter an the seicont-maist commonly uised consonant in the Inglis leid (efter 't').

In mathematics, the italic form (n) is the common seembol for a variable quantity, especially ane which represents an integer.   is eften uised tae refer tae the set o natural nummers.

In statistics, the italic fairm (n) is uised tae denote the nummer o observations or replicates includit in a statistical sample.

In chemistry, N represents the element Nitrogen. In biochemistry, N is the ane-letter code seembol for the amino acid asparagine. It is an aa the seembol for the SI unit o force, the newton.

Relatit letters an ither similar characters

Computin codes

CharacterNn
Unicode nameLATIN CAIPITAL LETTER N    LATIN SMAA LETTER N
Encodinsdecimalhexdecimalhex
Unicode78U+004E110U+006E
UTF-8784E1106E
Numeric chairacter referenceNNnn
EBCDIC faimily213 0D5149 095
ASCII 178 04E110 06E
    1 An aa for encodins based on ASCII, includin the DOS, Windows, ISO-8859 an Macintosh faimilies o encodins.

Ither representations

References

  1. "N" Oxford English Dictionary, 2nd edition (1989); Merriam-Webster's Third New International Dictionary of the English Language, Unabridged (1993); "en," op. cit.

Freemit airtins

  •   Media relatit tae N at Wikimedia Commons
  •   The dictionar defineetion o N at Wiktionary
  •   The dictionar defineetion o n at Wiktionary


The ISO basic Laitin alphabet
AaBbCcDdEeFfGgHhIiJjKkLlMmNnOoPpQqRrSsTtUuVvWwXxYyZz
Letter N with diacritics
ŃńǸǹŇňÑñṄṅŅņṆṇṊṋṈṉN̈n̈ƝɲȠƞŊŋꞐꞑɳȵ
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