Lexicon wrote:That is /ŋ/ (which is naturally syllabic) with the IPA marking for non-syllabic.
/ŋ̯ / /ŋ / velar nasals
A velar (from velar the velum or soft palate) nasal is a sound in which the flow of air out of the body is redirected from the mouth to be made to exit through the nose by pressing the back of the tongue to the velum — the soft part of the roof of the mouth farthest from the front teeth; it’s about as far back in the mouth as can be reached with the tip of the tongue. This allows the only the throat to act as a resonance chamber resulting in a shallow sound which is ended with a glottal stop. English has two velar nasals -- /ŋ/ which occurs at the end of a syllable (syllable-final) as in ring, singer and meaning, and syllable-initial /ŋ̯/ which occurs only at the beginning of certain foreign words such as the Vietnamese surname, Nguyen.
Production of syllable-final /ŋ/ is begun with the the vocal cords vibrating while air is allowed to escape through the mouth, then the back of the tongue raised and pressed against the velum, sealing the mouth and redirecting the already flowing air through the nose. Sound is ended by interrupting the flow of air with the glottal stop /g/. Syllable-initial /ŋ̯/ is produced similarly except that production is begun with the tongue pressed against the velum with the initial voicing being wholly nasal. /ŋ̯/ ends in a /g/ as a glottal plosive release.
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