My son is in the first grade and is learning phonics are in south Alabama. His teacher is teaching them to pronounce the "g" in "ing", such as "rin-gah" and "brin-gah" instead of "ring" and "bring". I don't know enough about English pronounciation to explain to the teacher why this is wrong (not wron-gah) because I haven't had an English class in twenty odd years and I am at a complete loss. Can you help me? Thank you for your time, Lisa Campbell
Rin-gah or whatever since English has a very poor ability to explain pronunciation is a non-nasal.
And I think that you shouldn't worry, it's a regional thing. And it doesn't really matter how you pronounce. Did you know that it's ... http://www.yourdictionary.com/library/mispron.html etc.? Yes, the teacher is wrong but the kid will get over his arguments.