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The /ŋ/ Sound

TongueThe back part of the tongue reaches up and touches the soft palate. The front part of the tongue touches the bottom front teeth.
LipsThere is a separation between the lips.
TeethThere is a separation between the teeth.
AirAir passes through the vocal cords to make the sound.
Vocal ChordsThe vocal cords vibrate.

Examples of words with the /ŋ/ sound


borrowing
/ˈbɑroʊɪŋ/
/ˈbɑ-roʊ-ɪŋ/
Pronounced by Matthew

arriving
/əˈraɪvɪŋ/
/ər-ˈaɪ-vɪŋ/
Pronounced by Joanna

calling
/ˈkɔlɪŋ/
/ˈkɔ-lɪŋ/
Pronounced by Salli

ring
/ˈrɪŋ/
Pronounced by Kendra

bringing
/ˈbrɪŋɪŋ/
Pronounced by Joey

strong
/strɔŋ/
Pronounced by Salli

long
/lɔŋ/
Pronounced by Salli

creating
/kriˈeɪtɪŋ/
Pronounced by Salli

trying
/ˈtraɪɪŋ/
Pronounced by Salli

brainstorming
/ˈbreɪnˌstɔrmɪŋ/
/ˈbreɪn-ˌstɔr-mɪŋ/
Pronounced by Matthew