- "g" - grow, dog
- "gg" - bigger, luggage
- "gu" - guest, guess
- "gue" - vague, rogue
The sound /g/ can be in these consonant clusters:
These are both velar, stop consonants. However, /g/ is a voiced consonant while /k/ is a voiceless consonant. When you pronounce /g/, your vocal cords should vibrate.
You can hear the difference between /g/ and /k/ in these words.
2. A. glue, B. clue
3. A. grow, B. crow
4. A. log, B. lack
5. A. tag, B. tack
6. A. anger, B. anchor
Now, compare /g/ and /ŋ/:
These are both voiced, velar consonants. However, /ŋ/ is a nasal while /g/ is a stop. When you pronounce /g/, air should stop in your mouth and then be released.
You can hear the difference between /g/ and /ŋ/ in these words.
2. A. sag, B. sang
3. A. lug, B. lung
4. A. tugs, B. tongues
5. A. logged, B. longed
6. A. straggle, B. strangle
Now, practice /g/ in sentences. Say the words first, then the sentences.
How can I get good grades?
2. grab - glasses - guests
Please grab two glasses for our guests.
3. going - great - goal
Going to college is a great goal.
4. grandma - gave - gloves
My grandma gave me her gloves.
5. angry - ignored - again
I'm angry that you ignored me again.
6. burglar - mugged - grocery
A burglar mugged me when I left the grocery store.
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