The /ŋ/ sound is spelled with <ng> or <n> in the sequence <nk>.
The /ŋ/ sound only occurs medially or finally and is normally preceded by a short vowel. Most of the pairs arise from contrastinga verbal -ing form with an adjective ending in -y or from reducing a /ŋ/ plus consonant final cluster, as in bank/back.
Taboo word pairs include buggering/buggery and wank/whack.
The density value is 6%.
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John Higgins, Shaftesbury, December 2010.