Off-gliding to G

Grant Barrett gbarrett at WORLDNEWYORK.ORG
Tue Sep 22 19:27:42 UTC 2009

I received this query from a listener to the radio show and wonder if
anyone has any thoughts about it. Is it something you've noticed
yourself as being more common? Can you recommend reading on this
particular habit?

> I wondered if you were aware that, in your broadcasts, you tend to
> pronounce a hard G at the ends of words like "sing". I am running
> into this habitual off-gliding more and more with my acting
> students. When I point this out to them, they are shocked that you
> could say a word like "sing" without that hard G sound.

Grant Barrett
gbarrett at

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