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According to every other source I have seen, a scorpion is a nge [ˈŋ̩.ge], NOT a ng'e [ŋe]. The only other spelling variation I have seen is ng'ge. I've made a report about this.
This stood out to me as there appears to be no other one-syllable noun and Swahili employs many strategies to avoid content words consisting of one syllable. For example, in class five, the ji- prefix either seems to be part of the stem, conserved in the plural, or something thing is added before a vowel or a monosyllabic stem, eg. ji-cho ji-pya.
I believe content words in Swahili need to be at least bisyllabic in order to have a syllable that can be stressed and only function words (such as ni, si, na, kwa and all the "of"s) can be monosyllabic.
That only works for (/ŋg/) though, not (/ŋ/), because without the /g/, the second syllable would start with a vowel, which doesn't seem to be allowed based on every other Swahili word I've seen.
EDIT: obviously, initial syllables can begin with vowels, because words can begin with vowels, but I don't think word-internal syllables can start with vowels.
nge [a-/wa-] scorpion (Standard Dictionary entry)