Definition of Nunnation

1. n. The pronunciation of n at the end of words.



Definition of Nunnation

1. Noun. The addition of a final ''n''-sound to words in some Semitic languages ¹

2. Noun. A speech disorder stammering, in which the ‘’n’’ sound is given to other consonants. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Nunnation

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Nunnation

1. A form of stammering in which the n sound is given to other consonants. Origin: Ar. Nun, the letter n. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Nunnation

nuncupation
nuncupations
nuncupative
nuncupative will
nuncupatory
nundinal
nundinals
nundinary
nundination
nundine
nundines
nunhood
nunhoods
nunlike
nunly
nunnation (current term)
nunnations
nunneries
nunnery
nunnish
nuns
nunship
nunships
nuoc mam
nuphar
nupharamine
nupson
nupsons
nuptial

Literary usage of Nunnation

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1. An Arabic Manual by John Gulian Lansing (1886)
"P. nunnation. 1. When the signs of the short vowels are doubled, they are pronounced with the ... nunnation takes place only at the end of a word. 4. ..."

2. A Comparative Grammar of the Dravidian Or South-Indian Family of Languages by Robert Caldwell (1875)
"EUPHONIC nunnation OR NASALISATION.—Much use is made in the Dravidian ... The first kind of nunnation is used to a greater extent in Tamil than in any other ..."

3. A Comparative Grammar of the Dravidian Or South-Indian Family of Languages by Robert Caldwell (1875)
"EUPHONIC nunnation OR NASALISATION.—Much use is made in / 2 the Dravidian languages, especially in Tamil and Telugu, of the nasals n, n, •>;. ..."

4. Outlines of the History of the English Language for the Use of the Junior by George Lillie Craik (1872)
"The nunnation in which Layamon indulges, or his " addition of a final n to ... There is less of nunnation in the later text. And even in the earlier, ..."

5. Handbook of the English Language by Robert Gordon Latham (1875)
"... preterit indicative singular vas, vast, vas.'—Ibid., p. 29. § 139. Remains of the nunnation in ..."

6. An English and Arabic Dictionary: In Two Parts, Arabic and English, and by Joseph Catafago (1858)
"... nunnation, or marking the final letters of nouns with * # ', which gives them the sound of an, in, ..."

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