Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Letter of the day... N

As I have a few "letters of the week" to catch up on I thought I'd do a few days of letter of the day to play catch-up!!!

So today's letter of the day;


And so thanks to Wiki....

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"N is the fourteenth letter in the basic modern Latin alphabet. Its name in English (pronounced /ˈɛn/) is spelled en.

N ,represents the dental or alveolar nasal in virtually all languages that use the Latin alphabet. A common digraph with is , which represents a velar nasal in a variety of languages, usually positioned word-finally in English. In languages like Italian and French, represents a palatal nasal (/ɲ/). The Portuguese spelling for this sound is . In English, n is silent when it is preceded by an m, in words like hymn (although it is pronounced in words such as damnation ). N is the second-most commonly used consonant in the English language (after T).

It also represents the element Nitrogen (Atomic number=7)"

N is also another version of nought, none, nada, and actually is just before "O" (see previous post) in the alphabet.

N also stands for "naughty" which my Dad's dog is quite often but not as bad as my cousins dog who eats socks!

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