ng is a nasal consonant

Press the back of the tongue against the soft palate, expel the breath with vibration of the vocal cords, and turn the sound into the nasal cavities. Care should be taken to keep the tongue and the palate in this position until all sound has ceased, thus avoiding the addition of a k or g sound, as ngk or ngg.

Equivalent: n as in bank

Phonetic Symbol, ŋ

Drill: ang, eng, ing, oong, ung;, ong

This sound occurs finally and medially:

sting swing morning
sang fling laughing
strung lung running
tongue young leaving
strong long reading

  1. Long strings of drying apples hung from the ceiling.
  2. '' Ding dong, ding dong, ding dong, '' rang the fire gong
  3. '' Clang, clang, the massive anvils ring, Clang, clang, a hundred hammers swing'

length

flinging

bangi ng

strength

swinging

ringing

wringer

s inging

stinging

bringer

slanging

wringing

stinger

clinging

springing

clinger

twanging

bringing

Pronounce these words horizontally:

sing

singer

singing

bring

bringer

bringing

spring

springer

springing

fling

flinger

flinging

  1. The sleigh-bells rin " Ting-a-ling, ting-a-ling."
  2. The girls spent the evening knitting and crocheting
  3. The singer" was swinging under the bending bough.
  4. Franklin went coasting on Mr.  Singer's long hill
  5. Duncan was listening to the song of the nightingale.
  6. The youngster was singing and   ringing the bell.
  7. After the battle Frank was clinging to the swaying
  8. She lingered by the laughing brook on her way to the bubbling spring.
  9. The pupils are studying the kingfisher, the mocking bird, the humming-bird, and the butting.
  10. ' ' The world is so full of a number of things. I'm sure we should all be as happy as Kings. "
  11. '' Joyous as morning, thou art laughing and scorning. ''

The Sound of n as in bank /bæŋk/

Drill: ang, eng, ing, oong, ung, ong

sink

banker

hunger

single

brink

clinker

linger

wrangle

rank

sinker

finger

angle

bunk

anchor

jungle

tangle

think

conquer

shingle

longer

zinc

tincture

mingle

stronger

trunk

function

dingle

younger

drank

monkey

dangle

angler

uncle

distinct

anger

youngest

ankle

ranking

angry

longest

tinkle

blinking

hungry

strongest

  1. Frank went to the bank to thank his uncle.
  2. Duncan visited England in the spring.
  3. The younger brother is the stronger.
  4. Did the old moon sing a song to Wynken, Blynken,and Nod?
  5. The keys dangled from a ring on Mrs. Banke's finger.
  6. Mr. Jenkins from Bangor is our congressman.
  7. Did the hungry angler linger longer by the brook?
  8. Many monkeys hung from trees in the jungle.
  9. The young man hurt his ankle while anchoring the boat.
  10. The Mongolian thanked the monk and drank the refreshing spring-water.