The Consonant Sound [ŋ], Eng
1. You can hear the sound ______ at the end of rum. You can hear the sound ______ at the end of run. At the end of rung you can hear the sound [ŋ]. The sound [ŋ] is called eng.
2. Most of the time [ŋ] is spelled <ng>, as in rung. But sometimes [ŋ] is spelled <n>.
3. Say the word think. There is a [k] right after the [ŋ]: [thiŋk]. Put an X beside each word that has a [k] right after the [ŋ]. Counting think, there are three:
5. In think the <k> spells [k], and [ŋ] is spelled <n>. And in tangle the <g> spells [g], and [ŋ] is spelled <n>. But in most words [ŋ] is spelled <ng>.
6. When there is a [k] or a [g] right after the sound [ŋ], [ŋ] is spelled ______, but everywhere else it is spelled ______.
All but two of these words contain the sound [ŋ], spelled either <ng> or <n>:
Four-letter word: dark
Five-letter words: thank, going, uncle, being
Six-letter words: finger, single, uncles, thinker
Seven-letter words: sunning, monkeys, further, dogging, landing
Eight-letter words: language, hungriest
The two words that do not contain [ŋ] are ______ and ______.