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Copy of the /n/, /ŋ/ and /ŋg/ sounds in english

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Copy of the /n/, /ŋ/ and /ŋg/ sounds in english

  1. 1. The /n/, /ŋ/ and /ŋg/ Sounds in English A Pronunciation Lesson compiled by Rita Simons Santiago
  2. 2. The /n/ and /ŋ/ Sounds in English The tongue position for /n/ The tongue position for /ŋ/
  3. 3. The /n/ (as in thin) Sound in English
  4. 4. The /ŋ/ (as in thing) Sound in English
  5. 5. The /n/ and /ŋ/ Sounds in English ban din fan kin pin ran run sin sun thin win bang ding fang king ping rang rung sing sung thing wing Pronounce these minimal pairs and think about the position of your tongue as you pronounce the final sound in each one:
  6. 6. The /ŋ/ (as in sing) and /ŋg/ (as in single) Sounds in English
  7. 7. The /ŋ/ and /ŋg/ Sounds in English The /ŋ/ sound, such as in the word "sing," does not have a hard "g" sound (/g/). Contrarily, as in the word "single," the /ŋg/ has a distinct (hard) /g/ sound added to the /ŋ/ sound. Listen to the following words, and determine if the "ng" is the /ŋ/ sound (sing), or the /ŋg/ (single) sound: singer longest songs jungle walking hunger wrong tangle jogging mingle Are you ready to check your answers?
  8. 8. The /ŋ/ and /ŋg/ Sounds in English /ŋ/ singer songs walking wrong jogging /ŋg/ longest jungle hunger tangle mingle How did you do? Did you get them right?
  9. 9. The /ŋ/ and /ŋg/ Sounds in English Be aware of how spelling patterns can help us determine if a “g” is pronounced /g/ or not. ● Single-syllable words with -er/ -est endings of comparatives and superlatives make “ng” sound like /ŋg/: longest. Can you think of some words that would fit in this category? _______________ _______________
  10. 10. The /ŋ/ and /ŋg/ Sounds in English ● Single-syllable words with -er/ -est endings of comparatives and superlatives make “ng” sound like /ŋg/: longest. Can you think of some words that would fit in this category? strongest youngest
  11. 11. The /ŋ/ and /ŋg/ Sounds in English ●The spelling combination “ngle” results in /ŋg/: single, jungle, tangle. What other words can you think of that belong to this list? _______________ _______________ _______________
  12. 12. The /ŋ/ and /ŋg/ Sounds in English ●The spelling combination “ngle” results in /ŋg/: single, jungle, tangle. What other words can you think of that belong to this list? tingle bungle mangle
  13. 13. The /ŋ/ and /ŋg/ Sounds in English ●The final “ng” combination is pronounced /ŋ/: wrong, song. The “ng” in the ending -ing is also pronounced /ŋ/: walking, talking. Can you add more words to this list? _______________ _______________ _______________
  14. 14. The /ŋ/ and /ŋg/ Sounds in English ●The final “ng” combination is pronounced /ŋ/: wrong, song. The “ng” in the ending -ing is also pronounced /ŋ/: walking, talking. Can you add more words to this list? dancing joking studying
  15. 15. The /n/, /ŋ/ and /ŋg/ Sounds in English With gratitude to: ...JenniferESL ...Rachelsenglish and Rachel's English Because Talking is Fun ...my Friday Workshop students for encouraging me to put these pronunciation lessons together for them. ...Heidi Gottwald for her enthusiasm about my adding this pronunciation component to our Friday Workshop curriculum.

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