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    Help with the /ŋ/ sound

    I am developing a phonetic word list for my students with each sound in the beginning, middle and end of the word. But for the /ŋ/ sound, the one of the words I found was Ink - /ɪŋk/. It seems that /ɪ/ comes in the beginning other than /ŋ/. Is that right? Do you know of any words that start with /ŋ/ in the beginning?

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    Orella.
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    Re: Help with the /ŋ/ sound

    Quote Originally Posted by Orella View Post
    I am developing a phonetic word list for my students with each sound in the beginning, middle and end of the word. But for the /ŋ/ sound, the one of the words I found was Ink - /ɪŋk/. It seems that /ɪ/ comes in the beginning other than /ŋ/. Is that right? Do you know of any words that start with /ŋ/ in the beginning?

    Thanks,
    Orella.
    There are no natural English words beginning with /ŋ/ .
    A better word for /ŋ/ in the middle would be "singer", because that clearly separates the /ŋ/ from the end of the word.

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