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/ng/ Sound Spelled N Word List

By Rodney Everson • Updated Jun 5th, 2023

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The /ng/ sound has just two spellings, ng and just n.

The "n" spelling of the /ng/ sound is found in two situations, when the combination of sounds /ng/+/g/ or /ng/+/k/ occurs. Thus, we don’t spell finger as “fing-ger” and we don’t spell ankle as “ang-kle”. In both cases, the letter "n" represents the /ng/ sound.

In the /ng/+/k/ case, the /k/ sound can be spelled in various ways. Consider "anchor," "zinc," "jinx," and "conquer". In all four words, the /k/ sound follows the /ng/ sound represented by the letter "n".

Of the 7,000 words in the database constructed from a popular children’s dictionary, 99 of them are words with the /ng/ sound spelled "n".

Note on the word divisions: Each word is divided into chunks determined by the unique and highly effective OnTrack Reading Multisyllable Method. The chunks are not syllables.

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