Translingual edit

Symbol edit

ng

  1. (metrology) Symbol for nanogram, an SI unit of mass equal to 10−9 grams.
  2. (international standards) ISO 639-1 language code for Ndonga.

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English edit

Noun edit

ng

  1. (Internet) Initialism of newsgroup; also NG.

Anagrams edit

Avokaya edit

Pronunciation edit

Letter edit

ng (uppercase Ng)

  1. A letter of the Avokaya alphabet.

Fula edit

Pronunciation edit

Letter edit

ng (lower case, upper case Ng)

  1. A letter of the Fula alphabet, written in the Latin script.

Usage notes edit

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Irish edit

Pronunciation edit

  1. IPA(key): /ŋ/, /ŋɡ/, /ɲ/, /ɲɟ/

Letter edit

ng (upper case nG)

  1. A digraph in Irish orthography

Lingala edit

Pronunciation edit

Letter edit

ng (upper case Ng)

  1. A letter of the Lingala alphabet, written in the Latin script.

Mandarin edit

Alternative forms edit

  • ŋvery rare shorthand

Romanization edit

ng (ng5ng0, Zhuyin ˙ㆭ)

  1. Hanyu Pinyin reading of

ng

  1. Nonstandard spelling of ńg.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of ňg.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of ǹg.

Usage notes edit

  • Transcriptions of Mandarin into the Latin script often do not distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without indication of tone.

Tagalog edit

Etymology 1 edit

From earlier nang, from Proto-Greater Central Philippine *naN (indefinite object marker). See also ni and ang.

The two-letter spelling originates in a now defunct Spanish language abbreviation convention of drawing a tilde over the abbreviated word, in this case nang, later rendered variously as ng̃, ñg or n͠g. The complications of typing ⟨ñ⟩, ⟨g̃⟩ or any such combination with tilde using English language typewriters in the American occupation period of the Philippines, caused it to be dropped in writing. Compare mga.

Pronunciation edit

Preposition edit

ng (Baybayin spelling ᜈᜅ᜔)

  1. (indirect or object marker for nouns or phrases other than personal names)
    Kinain ng pusa ang isda.
    The/a cat ate the fish.
    Kumain ng isda ang pusa.
    The cat ate the/a fish.
  2. of; marks possession
    kuwento ng bayanstory of the town
    luto ng kusinerocooking of the chef
  3. to, into, towards; in the direction of; arriving at
    Pumasok ng silid si Tatay nang may dumating na bisita.
    Dad went into his room when visitors had dropped by.
    Bibiyahe ng Saudi ang kaibigan ko para magtrabaho.
    My friend will depart for (to) Saudi to work.
Usage notes edit
  • See usage notes at nang.
Alternative forms edit
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Etymology 2 edit

From the usage of the ⟨ng̃⟩ digraph in the Spanish-based orthography to represent /ŋ/. Each pronunciation has a different source:

  • Filipino alphabet pronunciation is influenced by English n and English g.
  • Abakada alphabet pronunciation is influenced by Baybayin character (nga).

Pronunciation edit

  • Hyphenation: ng
  • (letter name, Filipino alphabet): IPA(key): /ˈʔen dji/, [ˈʔɛn d͡ʒɪ]
  • (letter name, Abakada alphabet): IPA(key): /ˈŋa/, [ˈŋa]
  • (phoneme): IPA(key): /ŋ/, [ŋ]
  • Rhymes: -en dji, -a

Letter edit

ng (lower case, upper case Ng, Baybayin spelling ᜁᜈ᜔ ᜇ᜔ᜌᜒ)

  1. The sixteenth letter of the Tagalog alphabet (Filipino alphabet), called en dyi and written in the Latin script.
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Letter edit

ng (lower case, upper case Ng, Baybayin spelling )

  1. The twelfth letter of the Tagalog alphabet (Abakada alphabet), called nga and written in the Latin script.

Etymology 3 edit

Adverb edit

ng (Baybayin spelling ᜁᜈ᜔ᜇ᜔ᜌᜒ)

  1. Alternative form of n.g.

Further reading edit

  • ng”, in Pambansang Diksiyonaryo | Diksiyonaryo.ph, Manila, 2018

Tongan edit

Pronunciation edit

Letter edit

ng (upper case Ng)

  1. The tenth letter of the Tongan alphabet, called nga and written in the Latin script.

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Uzbek edit

Pronunciation edit

Letter edit

ng (upper case Ng)

  1. The twenty-ninth letter of the Uzbek alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Welsh edit

Pronunciation edit

  • (letter name): (standard) IPA(key): /ɛŋ/
    • (letter name): (informal) IPA(key): /ŋ(ː)/
  • (phoneme): IPA(key): /ŋ/

Letter edit

ng (upper case Ng)

  1. The eleventh letter of the Welsh alphabet, called eng and written in the Latin script.

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Yoruba edit

Pronoun edit

ng

  1. Archaic spelling of (I).