Consonants /Ɵ/ versus /ŋ/, 10 pairs     [hathhang.html]

The /Ɵ/ sound is spelled with <th>. The /ŋ/ sound is spelled with <ng>.

This is a contrast between a voiceless dental and alveolar fricative and a voiced velar nasal continuant and can only occur finally. It is not a problem, although the sound /Ɵ/ is difficult for many learners.

The mean density value is very low at 0.2%. The list makes 8 semantic distinctions, a loading of 80%.

doth dung
Goth gong
hath hang 
Kenneth kenning
kith king 
pith ping 
withe wing 
wrath wrong
  wrathful wrongful
  wrathfully wrongfully

John Higgins, Shaftesbury, November 2010.