n is a nasal consonant

Press the tip of the tongue against the gums, back of the upper teeth, expel  the breath with vibration of the vocal cords and turn the sound into the nasal cavities.

Equivalents:  gn as in gnaw;  kn as in knee

Webster, n      Funk and Wagnalls, n      Phonetic Symbol, n

Drill: nah, na, nee, noo, noh, naw an, en, in, oon, un, on

This sound occurs initially, finally, and medially:

nard

nap

ne'er

name

net

nerve

neat

mp

new

noon

nut

nice

no

knob

noise

naught

not

noun

  1. Ndson's nephew gave the newsboy a nickel
  2. The neat nursemaid noticed her neighbor's new runabout
  3. Nancy, Nina, and Nanny are nick-names for Anne
  4. The knave found a keen knife among the nicknacks
  5. Nine knitting needles were in Nellie's new knitting bag

tan

mean

honor

den

ruin

mimer

pin

prune

fonder

ton

clean

sound

sun

brown

dinner

on

coin

mountain

  1. The sign on the garden fence was blown down.
  2. The man's keen eyes scanned the new machine
  3. Nathan joined the Navy when he was nineteen.
  4. Milton spent twenty cents for candy and popcorn
  5. Helen's cousin Nicholas will be twenty-one next Monday
  6. Norman did not increase the rents of his ten­ants.
  7. The Declaration of Independence was written by Jefferson
  8. Herman had prunes, bananas, and nuts for lunch
  9. Benjamin found his fortune in a Nevada mine
  10. Benedict Arnold asked Washington for the com­mand of West Point
  11. The ships were named Nina, the Pinta, and Santa Maria
  12. The cocoon opened one day in June and a fine Luna moth came
  13. '' Run, little rivulet, run! Summer is fairly '
  14. " Count that day lost whose low descending sun, Views from thy hand no worthy action ''