Speech Work (Nasal Sounds)


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In today’s English Language class, We will be learning about Nasal Sounds \ m \, \n \ and  \ ŋ \. We hope you enjoy the class!


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TOPIC: Speech work: Nasal Sounds \ m \, \n \ and  \ ŋ \


There are only three nasal sounds in English – \m\, \n\ and \ ŋ \. These three are voiced sounds. However, the places of and the organs involved in their articulation are different. Thus, they are described as:

\m\      bilabial nasal

\n\       alveolar nasal

\ ŋ \     velar nasal


Examples of words in which they occur

\m\                                       \n\                                         \ ŋ \

sum                                        sun                                          sung

scheme                                 kin                                           king

some                                      son                                         song

yam                                       yawn                                     young

map                                       nap

balm                                      ban                                        bang

more                                      morn                                      monk

gum                                       gun                                        going

slam                                       slant                                       slang

simmer                                   sinner                                     singer




Produce any 5 triple sets of words as in the examples above.



Longman Dictionary; Exam Focus; Introduction to phonetics and phonology by Fatunsin.



Read Exam Focus; English for JSCE page 144-145




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