The history of the letter “ñ”

If there is a singular letter in our alphabet, this it is undoubtedly the letter ñ. This graphical representation of the nasal palatal sonorous consonant.  It is a significant case of evolution of consonants, since we will see hereinafter. Also we refer to her as singularly since, in spite of the fact that the nasal palatal sonorous sound is in many other languages, his graphical representation – is to say, the “letter” – is not it ñ, but another series of dígrafos.

The letter ñ is not an ancient archaeological form but everything opposite: a cultural jump of a language romance that left behind others on having expressed with an alone letter a sound that in other places continues expressing with two.

 

 

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