Category:Phonology
Feature:Vowel Nasalization WALS
Name:Contrast absent
Languages (795):
Conlangs (706):
Klingon
Lojban
Asha'ille
Miapimoquitch
Shemspreg
Kamakawi
Esperanto
Terkunan
Qþyn|gài
Ayeri
Deini
Livagian [phonologically]
Lembrin
Poswa
Gevey
Hasu Khomiyo
Khafos
Qahta
Naidda
Kelenala
Viksen
Mikiana
Minza
Kelanian
Naisek
Cholnish
Pasgemanh
Isuhuwum
Akat
Tseeyo
Sa'nakkan
Rnihonön
Bryatesle
Novegradian
Þrjótrunn
Alashian
Zhyler
Jezzali
Dravean
Yanusu
Kazujisha
Zhytjetji
Jarolim
Old Adpihi
Ghaf
inapo-sakai
Khangathyagon
Qwynegold
Tauro-Piscean
Marijo
Quenya
Chamanar
Sindarin
Velu
Raitoliste
Skerre
Jarda
Tirelat
Kisuna
Jaghri
Ngetsurt
Rugian
Senjecas
Songulda
Wikilret
Classical Arithide
Ilvarii
Redspeech
Omniglot forum language
Terpish
Rithande
Adeyan
Ngengenoef
Sathir
Toki Pona
Neo-Khitanese
Tsolyani
Celíminé
Gogido
Vilani
Lajik
Liu
Dahilese
Rejistanian
Icnac
Bashika
Shsiwhe Luwur
Laadan
Malabas
Tinzirean
Ngeyunh hunting language
Hacherian
Gwongbholu
Tine
'Yemls
Vitruvian
K'tle
Taruven
Velyan
Lhueslue
Lekmokulka
Meftla
Uscaniv
Feayran
Kuyʔūn
Qichiuqtluq
Ainure
Reosian
Zhontós
Imuthan
Kiassan Turasta
Patakasama
Missa

Because nasal vowels are non-contrastive phonemically does not mean they are absent phonetically. The language appears to be slowly moving towards developing a phonemic nasality contrast. These include:

  • /a u/ + cluster of nasal and stop, or /a u/ + word-final nasal (esp. in the suffix /-on/), having optional release as [ã ũ]
  • /eŋ/ word-finally in isolation being released as [ẽ]
  • /o/ + cluster of nasal and stop, or /o/ + word-final nasal (esp. in the suffix /-on/), being released variously as [ɔ̃] or [õ]

So far, /i/ has mostly resisted this trend toward nasal allophony.

Katkagor
Tama
Liberalian
Eridanian
Tseltsolian
Yulasa
Lhenazi
FIAL
HAI
Classical Rossan
Austrian
Rång
Alopian
Sjal
Annese
Kata
Taiwazaiho
Angosey
Isitya
SIAL
Avorenta
Torete
Buruya Nzaysa
Nakio
Surnichian
Moten
Longrimol
Ouxu
Eezee
Alpic
Ayaryen
Gerchish
Nejadish
Rossan
Krig
Deata
Rayalaka
Tanaman
Yivrian
Géarthnuns
Neimalu
Itra Kir
Theadish
Classical Magorian
Zanese
Llapoyan
Waku
Miirna
Dacayan
Wirid
Sihaku
Surang Jumbar
Deiku
Wilas
Ueyoonja
Kono Mai
matorian
Ishtol
Dothraki
Ferzhic
Apituka
Kangir
Labasje
Saimiar
Elesu
Dzuutani

Syllable-final /ŋ/ may be replaced by the nasalisation of the preceding vowel (dialectal feature).

draga
Proto-Kunnu-lujungo
TIAL
Uirian
Ngovasi
Gac
Thiuas
Denaden
Lemohai
Toilan
Cenyani
Shuran
Torimish
Batu
Emnonian
Enamyn
Future English
Talmit
WNBA
Naeso
Majlang
Kymna
Sentalian
Kanteian
Yaufulti
Plitnakya
Beringian
Traxvus
Sonerha
Kēlen
Ngaru
Audente
Ixe Wa
Avrelang
Jajuna
Aaro
Rou
Raig
nedefinati
Na'vi
Jayus
Svørgska
Laroitian
Islysian
Kemba
Fictish
Neo-Fictish
Frimer
Proto-Qephex
South Eresian
Myonian
Standard Ancaron
Kumiko
Endehl
Kassunetian
Mîrkšam
Vowels are partially nasalized when preceding nasal plosives, but this is not distinctive.
Mungitol
Celdirin
Renge-Terra
Insular Kett
Qucheanya
Proto-Ksqrian
Wanya
Celinese
Doline
Ozavakve
Proto-Aukkangtin
Cljek Pikay
Rawang Ata
Cenemanian
Pyratela
Kti
Lonmai Luna
Dhannuá
Nauspayr
Sakawi
Cerstan
Nevotak
Gonjonic
Salhari
Anshanish
Xashi
Llapakhi
Mugini
Renian
Treyll
Kostakan
Fupoloypan
Trikuharric
Kannow
Lhaa: Siri
Qinuith
Manchu
Isoldian
Tlaymyts
Pateko
Slyrdian
Korpasian
Rammy
Himmaswa

Occurs allophonically only.

Proto-Frinthan
Ieteje
Lodeen
Naghtvin
Uyendur
Simbri
Qitatyattas
Medusaean
Yìrasì
yiqa' yiywos
Luquv
toka na musume
Arka
gombazi
Nayraki
Orin
L'starfish Klam
Average language
Athah
Arano
Town Speech
Frecisce
anotherunnamed
Sarikan
Mithara
Kaynuryos
Lup (Simplified)
ProConlang
Latha
Ancient Yakim Language
Old Pakhriban
Anikele
Poeplish
Kobardon
K'u1k'uts'
Tslure Thujekatsoth
Mamambam
Vrlungla
Marag
Enterdese
Alahithian
Ulmiric
Omluuet
Mandalorian
Loglan
Kashithes
Lántas
Okuna
Hercsex
Hace
Barbane
Tlar Canà
Tim Ar
Tsols Oswahe
Baronh
Volapuk
donawean
Ebo Lingai
Interlingua
Lci
westcontinental Ngyamkyehe language
Pupupulandish
Vishak
PROTO_RELIGIO
kolesch Speech
Alakulian
Ukumusi
FKL
Idhunaic
Atsn
Modern low Ponuhi
Tatari Faran
Felbahn
Old Arassenian
Fayn
Cwengaer
Platapapan
Maja
Nahakhontl
Başam
Azniar
Applelang

however, in the more formal speech, the contrast between oral and nasal vowels exists, as a result of the disfixing process on an ending nasal consonant.

Ndok Aisô
Doayâu
Pymmalian
Q'oligo
Old Lonmai luna
Meditsrai
Sonorian
Necarasso Cryssesa
Kaujasakka
Sarian
Gehui
Inilt
Dahawj
Prydonian High Gallifreyan
Old Zarcosian
Seto ka'palo
Ancient
Thensarian
Palethian
Maksinaunminverbe
Jumban
Adejori
Shokitin
Attian
Interslavic
Proto-Angelic
Begonian
Bhadlam
Snahhian
Veng
Tizian
Emeranye
Aoma
G70200
Netagin
Coral Reef language
Levran
Kuty
Tolvian
Haikyly
Temarp
Raxic
Eranai
Ilaini
Iaskyon
Femmish
ea-luna
Satang
Glosa
Not a creole
Aingeljã
Brutirric
Haneko
Apelcheq Maulochsab
Kamëzet
Rireinutire
Lang3
Sazhir
Oligo
Meino
Phitonic
Guzadinkya
Meletsian
Kiitra
Nizhmel
Antiranto
Wally Toxic
Hellanan
Leopardish III
Sunbyaku
FeNeKeRe
Geulish
Proto Tændean
Proto-Gramurn
Adinjo
Thȧtareni
Usangtari
Palen
Old Palen
Grru
Senduri
Avemuacha
Amqoli
Lanbuvia
Shujum
Khulls
Gammidge
Vrkhazhian
Riagi
LipTalk
Abaru Human Proto-Language
LCR
Laefevesi
Keihansoukaishi
Telim
Tumbian
Nefer Jed
Damiyaa
Vitran
Guezu
Ccharthii
Ewheshenin
Primitive Ayinis
Old Balres
Primitive Tule Defi
Primitive Takardan
Primitive Averlis
Primitive Ruminis
Laucariman
Sǔra
Achiyitqan
Franglispan
Khanese
Kaidu
Minhast
Nuim
Fritheyish
Mezhat
Cikap
National Simphonian
Oedilaaiffe
Doubleyew Eyepea
Traup
Wihri
Old Greedian
Derovian
Maqacho
Negric
Vtayn
Averagelang
Ghasde
yashde
Rogel
Savvinic
Afri
Spraka
Leopardish IV
Literary Fire
Suhon
Qhirem
Omayna
Workinprogressian
Summerlandic
Mira
Siaswo
Proto-Tampoluric
Valthungian
Brooding
Maltcegj
merechi
Northeadish
Mirexu
Lwaitel
Mli Vjacgu
Neoquux
Surimban
Mindakri
Temporary1
Tnaaq
Deinau
Alfen
Jorivuzedox (Modern Southern)
Testonian /æ̃/ is always heavily nasalized, but it doesn't contrast with a similar not-nasal vowel.
Settamu
Ndatshok
Jutean
Pach'o
Lixaanu hal-'adami
Haotyetpi
Clofabian
Reber Wiebian
Ancient Wiebian
Yuzojo
lietūska
Ba'eni
Suiacuili
South Germanic
Kaingu
Oklane
Opus
Ame language
Classical Uraki
Hux Kham
Iloyan
Old Kaiese
Patuximis
bal'ukbar
Thuun
Naharqan
Ido
Arcaicam Esperantom
Mondlango
Lingwa de Planeta
Anikuek
Gjeyejz-sjayajz
Lioa e Gweu
Velan
Pasi
Abasut
Nattoretan
Ernalan
Cyraceí
diSellat
Tasza
Lingua Franca Nova
Idiom Neutral
Trayks
Kirronga
Valkanshia
Tajju-njo Gwa
Ensurti
Interlingua Antic
Hayaxmi
Red Creek
Uropi
Ɣu
Kotava
Numi
Jywe
Draconic
Ganur Lon
Onnasurin
Thulean
Ussaria
Khan Nilau Khaftim
Etelegbe
Classical Airumali
Htoleithe
Weakwan
Karemar
Mayato MKII
Pannonian
Thosk
Gravgaln
Tvern El
Lrahran
amman iar
Proto-Dahu-Kemba
Talbas
Carrajina
Common Honey
Firen
Kachan
Ilawokou
Jerreneth
Urracheg
Faljuurodh
Diplomatic Shessith
Aalt
Gothish
Dheneydabus
Pejlanrau Khanech Khaftim
Mesak
Dragonian
Kolyma Ainu
Eitinodo
Sape
Nanawe
Kibaki
Kagian
Xingish
Saftian
Touijab Kikxot
Qrai
Old Sumrë
Lortho
Faikari
Dhrahhynian
Dwendish
Interglossa
Ancient Draconian
Illicraic
Ancient Caspian
INS
Dwarvish
Szezk
Nomikan
Gan Dostau
TBD
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Pandunia
Esperanto 1894
At'ik
Istokahi
Ḍoláh
Zheymi
Anxian
griuskant
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Novial
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Laga
Westlandish
Matanin
Nordienisk
Vayardyio
Tadiraki Language
Nylaf
Pandunia (Inflected)
Unish
Menxháo
Common Minervan
Grayis
ExoticLang
Esata
Bologau
Sambahsa
Melfem
Intal
Interlingue (Occidental)
Frater
Eneqa
Asokon
mundezo
Zdetl
Polarian
Gavaro
Q.T. Lingua Franca
Kavrinian
Chlouvanem
Huttese (fanmade)
Empolese
Hallon
Choton
Dhakhsh
Tangachi
Shalolese
Kesh

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English
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Indonesian
Japanese
Russian
Spanish
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Acoma
Arabic (Egyptian)
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Alamblak
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