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    Default How do you pronounce words ending with ING?

    Good morning, guys

    I have a question: words ending with ING as in: speakIng, comIng, listenIng, so on.... this spelled I sounds like /I/ as in bIg, bItch, sIt or sounds like /i:/ as in meet, tea, but more weak and short?

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    Default Re: How do you pronounce words ending with ING?

    An interesting question. I think a blend of both, but if I must choose, I'll go with your second example, especially with your "more weak and short".

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    Default Re: How do you pronounce words ending with ING?

    Quote Originally Posted by ecker View Post
    Good morning, guys

    I have a question: words ending with ING as in: speakIng, comIng, listenIng, so on.... this spelled I sounds like /I/ as in bIg, bItch, sIt or sounds like /i:/ as in meet, tea, but more weak and short?

    Thanks

    I always watch the UK & US movies & TV dramas, they always pronounce "ING" without "G" sound", they only pronounce "IN" sound...of course in academic english, they wouldn't suggest you speak like this....you must pronounce it with "G" sound....

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    Default Re: How do you pronounce words ending with ING?

    Quote Originally Posted by ecker View Post
    Good morning, guys

    I have a question: words ending with ING as in: speakIng, comIng, listenIng, so on.... this spelled I sounds like /I/ as in bIg, bItch, sIt or sounds like /i:/ as in meet, tea, but more weak and short?

    Thanks
    Pronouncing "ing" with a long /i/ is a common way to stereotype a Spanish speaker in English cartoons, etc.* I guess this could apply to Portuguese as well. My advice definitely would be to try for a short /I/.

    * "We don't need no steenkeeng Eengleesh!"

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    Default Re: How do you pronounce words ending with ING?

    [QUOTE=ecker;593782]Good morning, guys

    I have a question: words ending with ING as in: speakIng, comIng, listenIng, so on.... this spelled I sounds like /I/ as in bIg, bItch, sIt or sounds like /i:/ as in meet, tea, but more weak and short?

    Thanks[/QU

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