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    Default how do you make the /ng/,/g/ and /k/ sound?

    Hey y'all! how do you make those sounds? feel free to give some tips!
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    Default Re: how do you make the /ng/,/g/ and /k/ sound?

    This appears to be the third or fourth thread you have started on th and ng sounds. . Aren't you bored yet? I am.

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    Default Re: how do you make the /ng/,/g/ and /k/ sound?

    Quote Originally Posted by curates-egg View Post
    This appears to be the third or fourth thread you have started on th and ng sounds. . Aren't you bored yet? I am.
    Well, you're bored because you keep seeing the same post, aren't you?
    (To me/For me?), learning phonetics isn't boring. Plus, I already told moderator to close other thread, yet they have yet to do so.
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    Default Re: how do you make the /ng/,/g/ and /k/ sound?

    Quote Originally Posted by DontBanMe View Post
    Well, you're bored because you keep seeing the same post, aren't you?
    (To me/For me?), learning phonetics isn't boring. Plus, I already told moderator to close other thread, yet they have yet to do so.
    Moderators don't have to close threads on demand. I see no reason to start a new thread with exactly the same question. If your question hasn't been answered in a satisfactory way, the right thing to do is to ask again in the same thread with an explanation of why the answers given so far haven't been satisfactory.

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    Default Re: how do you make the /ng/,/g/ and /k/ sound?

    Quote Originally Posted by birdeen's call View Post
    Moderators don't have to close threads on demand. I see no reason to start a new thread with exactly the same question. If your question hasn't been answered in a satisfactory way, the right thing to do is to ask again in the same thread with an explanation of why the answers given so far haven't been satisfactory.
    Well, my pc was on the fritz two days ago( Is this sentence grammatically correct? Please correct me if I'm wrong.)
    Can someone explain how to use HAVE BEEN/HAD BEEN/was in sentence?
    To raise the back of the tongue to touch my soft palate, I put my tip of the tongue at the bottom teeth..so my back of the tongue would move up n touch the soft palate. (Actually I'm not really sure what SOFT PALATE is.)
    But when I say the word close or clam,my tongue is not so DEXTEROUS.I think the way I pronounce the word is so WEIRD. So, please guide me if you can!
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    Default Re: how do you make the /ng/,/g/ and /k/ sound?

    Quote Originally Posted by DontBanMe View Post
    Well, my pc was on the fritz two days ago( Is this sentence grammatically correct? Please correct me if I'm wrong.)

    In what way is this relevant? Incidentally, the sentence makes sense, but 'on the fritz' is very informal.


    Can someone explain how to use HAVE BEEN/HAD BEEN/was in sentence?

    This is not the place for that question. It has been asked and answered in another thread. Are you being intentionally obtuse? To what end?

    To raise the back of the tongue to touch my soft palate, I put my tip of the tongue at the bottom teeth..so my back of the tongue would move up n touch the soft palate. (Actually I'm not really sure what SOFT PALATE is.)
    Then FIND OUT - marvellous thing, the Internet. People who make no effort to find out new things - except by posting annoyingly repetitive questions - can't expect to learn anything much.

    But when I say the word close or clam,my tongue is not so DEXTEROUS.I think the way I pronounce the word is so WEIRD. So, please guide me if you can!
    I've sent you a PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    I've sent you a PM.

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    In what way is this relevant? Incidentally, the sentence makes sense, but 'on the fritz' is very informal? Well, I said so because I couldn't reply birdeen's call immediately. so in another words, that's the reason why i couldn't reply him earlier.


    Can someone explain how to use HAVE BEEN/HAD BEEN/was in sentence?

    This is not the place for that question. It has been asked and answered in another thread. Are you being intentionally obtuse? To what end?

    Did I ever ask that question? sry if I did! I'm not that kind of person, though.

    To raise the back of the tongue to touch my soft palate, I put my tip of the tongue at the bottom teeth..so my back of the tongue would move up n touch the soft palate. (Actually I'm not really sure what SOFT PALATE is.)
    Then FIND OUT - marvellous thing, the Internet. People who make no effort to find out new things - except by posting annoyingly repetitive questions - can't expect to learn anything much.

    Well, you can say, I'm dense. I'm still not sure about the position of the SOFT PALATE even I looked through the picture. I'm sorry for being so annoying. I just can't help asking question as I'm an English fanatic. I wish I was a native speaker like you. so I wouldn't been asking this same lame question.

    I've sent you a PM?
    Well, I just replied your PM. Though I'm not a very good person, I know what I should do and don't. Thank you for your guidance! By the way, Please ignore everything about me if you really loathe me. Thank You!
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    Default Re: how do you make the /ng/,/g/ and /k/ sound?

    To find your soft palate, touch the back side of your upper teeth with the tip of your tongue. Start sliding the tip of your tongue back. You will first touch your gums, then your alveolar ridge (an uneven and hard surface), then your hard palate (even, hard). If you keep sliding the tip of your tongue back, pressing it against the roof of your mouth, you will find out that at some point the roof of your mouth bends up and becomes a soft surface. That's where your soft palate is. For some people, touching the soft palate with the tip of their tongue may be impossible. If that is your case, my advice won't work.
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    Default Re: how do you make the /ng/,/g/ and /k/ sound?

    Quote Originally Posted by birdeen's call View Post
    To find your soft palate, touch the back side of your upper teeth with the tip of your tongue. Start sliding the tip of your tongue back. You will first touch your gums, then your alveolar ridge (an uneven and hard surface), then your hard palate (even, hard). If you keep sliding the tip of your tongue back, pressing it against the roof of your mouth, you will find out that at some point the roof of your mouth bends up and becomes a soft surface. That's where your soft palate is. For some people, touching the soft palate with the tip of their tongue may be impossible. If that is your case, my advice won't work.
    Well, thank you for your explanation.
    Is the area which close to your upper front teeth called alveolar ridge?(I mean it's just right behind the upper front teeth, right? ( I saw the picture but I still don't know if the position is alveolar ridge.)
    I kind of know the position of the soft palate. Is it in the middle of the back position? When I put my finger into my mouth deeper,i can touch something soft in the middle. I guess that's soft palate, right?
    Well, by the way, this could be the last reply about this question because I don't wish to annoy those people like BobK,CuratesEgg. I think they've been suffered because of me. Hereby, I want to thank you for answering my question all the time. Please answer my another question related to er,ɛ,dn and tn combination sounds if possible. I really appreciate what you did to me. You're a great woman I've ever known. (I'm not being MUSHY.)
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    Default Re: how do you make the /ng/,/g/ and /k/ sound?

    Quote Originally Posted by DontBanMe View Post
    Well, thank you for your explanation.
    Is the area which close to your upper front teeth called alveolar ridge?(I mean it's just right behind the upper front teeth, right? ( I saw the picture but I still don't know if the position is alveolar ridge.)
    Yes. As I said its surface is uneven. It's easy to recognize.
    I kind of know the position of the soft palate. Is it in the middle of the back position? When I put my finger into my mouth deeper,i can touch something soft in the middle. I guess that's soft palate, right?
    I'm sorry, but I can't answer this question. I haven't seen what you touched with your finger and I don't know what you consider the middle. Have you tried doing what I advised in my previous post?
    Well, by the way, this could be the last reply about this question because I don't wish to annoy those people like BobK,CuratesEgg. I think they've been suffered because of me. Hereby, I want to thank you for answering my question all the time. Please answer my another question related to er,ɛ,dn and tn combination sounds if possible. I really appreciate what you did to me. You're a great guy I've ever known. (I'm not being MUSHY.)
    Your welcome. Instead of stopping asking questions altogether, you might want to consider paying attention to the answers.

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