THE CONSONANT "N"

/n/

SOURCE: Germanic */n/

(Voiced) Alveolar nasal

The consonant /n/ has been stable from OE through PDE.

CONSONANT
OE /n/
ME /n/
EME /n/
PDE /n/
SPELLING
n, m
n, nn, gn
n, nn, gn
n, nn, gn
EXAMPLE
nama
name
name
name

SOUND

CHANGES AFFECTING /n/

ME /n/

Loss of final consonant following unstressed vowel