Consonants /ŋ/ versus /ʧ/, 23 pairs     [sungsuch.html]

The /ŋ/ sound is spelled with <ng>. The /ʧ/ sound is spelled with <ch> or <tch>.

This is a contrast between a voiced velar nasal continuant and a voiceless alveolar affricate, only occurring in syllable-final position or in syllable-closing clusters. It is not a problem.

The mean density value is low at 0.4%. The lists make 18 semantic distinctions, a loading of 78%.

clung clutch
dung Dutch 
hang hatch
  hanging hatching
  hanged hatched
hung hutch
king kitsch
pang patch
ping pitch
  pinging pitching
  pinged pitched
rang ratch
Reading Redditch
ring rich 
ringer richer 
sting stitch 
stinging stitching
sung such 
swing switch 
swinging switching
tongue touch
wing which 
wing witch
  winging witching

John Higgins, Shaftesbury, December 2010.