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The fourteenth symbol of the Amharic alphabet is called NÄHAS  and its sound is the same as the letter N in English. The printed letter and the handwritten letter are similar and they look like a small lightning bolt, or as if we erase part of the left horizontal line of the previous symbol 13-harm1.
Here is the table with the printed letter, handwritten letter and pronunciation, and a few examples. The animations were made according to the instructions in the book Writing and Reading Amharic and the sounds are from the site Amharic Online. Phonetic symbols according to David Appleyard.

print
phonetics
how to write it
and say it
examples
14-nahas1
nach
(näĉ’ĉ’) white
14-nahas2
nu
nuro
(nuro) life
14-nahas3
ni
buni
(buni) brown
14-nahas4
na
nala
(nala) brain
14-nahas5
ne
laene
(läïne) for me
14-nahas6
(just n at the end of a word)
neser
(nïsïr) eaglebuden
(budïn) team, group
14-nahas7
no
manor
(mänor) presence, existence

Also, the sound "n" and the sound  "wa" form the letter  "nwa" nwa1 ornwa2 .

Finally, the complete sequence in alphabetical order :
nahas 

Next week, the letter Ñ.

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