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    Help with the 'in" and "ing' sound please.

    Hi everyone, my name is Jason and I've been living in the U.S. for almost 6 years. I recently have found out I have problems when it comes to pronouncing words that end with "in" or "ing".
    Actually, the problem is more with the "in" sound. The "ing" sound just comes out naturally.
    For example, words like "pain", "rain", and "drain". Usually people understand what i'm talking about depending on the context. But if I were just to pronounce words that end with "in", the "g" sound automatically comes out, which turns out to be "ing". I can hardly tell the difference.
    Please provide me with some suggestions with these pronounciations.
    Thank you very much!

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    Re: Help with the 'in" and "ing' sound please.

    I believe that Manadrin has /n/ and /ŋ/ sounds very similar to those in English, so I am not sure why you have this problem.

    For /n/, the front part of the tongue rises to the hard ridge on the roof of your mouth behind your front teeth; the tongue is in a very similar position to the one it is in when you pronounce /t/ or /d/.

    For /ŋ/, the back of the tongue rises to meet the soft palate at the back of the roof of your mouth; the tongue is in a similar position to the one it is in when you pronounce /k/ or /g/.

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    Re: Help with the 'in" and "ing' sound please.

    Quote Originally Posted by panixjason View Post
    But if I were just to pronounce words that end with "in", the "g" sound automatically comes out, which turns out to be "ing".
    Do you pronounce [g] in "sing"? Do you pronounce [g] in "sin"? Are the third sounds of these words different or the same in your speech?

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