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    -ng sound

    Why do some native speakers pronounce -ng sound with clear g at the end instead of [ŋ]? Does it occur in some accents? What does it depend on?

    Another interesting moment is pronunciation of comparatives and superlatives formed from the adjectives with -ng sound at the end like "long". I mean that people say /lɒŋ/ but longer /ˈlɒŋɡə(r)/ - longest /ˈlɒŋɡɪst/ .

    Can you recommend me any resources I can find information about these two issues, please?

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    Re: -ng sound

    Quote Originally Posted by Alimdul View Post
    Why do some native speakers pronounce -ng sound with clear g at the end instead of [ŋ]? Does it occur in some accents? What does it depend on?
    This occurs "in many regional types of speech, notably in the north-west Midlands (e.g. Staffordshire, Derbyshire, Cheshire and South Lancashire)."

    Cruttenden, Gimson's pronunciation of English. London: Arnold, 2001

    The pronunciation of the /g/ was a feature of earlier forms of English. It has been lost in most modern dialects.
    Last edited by Piscean; 10-May-2017 at 20:29.

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