|Place of Articulation:||Velopharyngeal|
|Manner of Articulation:||Fricative|
A velopharyngeal fricative is a snore- or snort-like phone articulated in an unusual way: by constricting the nasal passage with incomplete closure of the velum. As such, it is inherently nasalized. The sound's extIPA symbol - a digraph of f and ŋ - suggests the stereotypical articulation to be voiceless and with a velar closure as the oral part, but velopharyngeal friction can be combined with any phonation and buccal stop. A possible way to transcribe other variants may be appending a lowering diacritic to a nasal consonant: [m̞], [n̞] etc.