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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!
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
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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