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The speech sound represented by ng as in thing, a velar nasal consonant represented by ŋ in the International Phonetic Alphabet.
- ‘bang - velar nasal - This sound is called engma, eng or agma.’
- ‘I will omit discussion of the possibility that either nasal consonant changed to still less-marked agma.’
1950s: from late Greek, from Greek, literally fragment.
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