Nasal Ñ

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Nasal Ñ

Some English speakers panic when they encounter the “Ñ” sound. But, this stress is needless because English speakers already produce the ”
“Ñ” sound in the English word, “Canyon.”

The sound is a nasal sound, and similar to the “NG” sounds in English; i.e., “ANG,” ENG,” “ING,” “ONG” and “UNG.” An English word like “Singing” repeats this nasal sound twice.

But, the Spanish Ñ” sound is produced with a longer duration than the English “NG” sound,

A clue to this is found in the Spanish name for this sound, “ENNE,” with the double “Ns” showing that the “Ñ” sound is stretched a bit.

Examples: