The words that end with '-nger' are really confusing to me.
'singer' is the only word that I know which has 'ŋə(r)' sound. (because of my poor knowledge...)
Could you give me some other words with 'ŋə(r)' ?
Thank you in advance!
P.S. I should have posted this in the Phonetics section. (I thought I did..., I don't know what happened...)
I'm sorry...Please move this to the relevant section.
Last edited by tzfujimino; 24-May-2012 at 14:32.
Last edited by Chicken Sandwich; 24-May-2012 at 16:22.
That is due to ng-coalescence.
sing, sing+er, sing+ing
In words like finger, linger, bangle, there is no morphological boundary (+) between ng and er/le.
In some other words, despite the presence of morphological boundary, you hear g; cf. longer, stronger, younger, longest, strongest, youngest.
Then, you also have contemporary dialectal differences within English accents. Check Our changing pronunciation