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    -ng- pronounced as -nk- by British speakers?

    Hello!
    Please run this video and skip to about 3:19, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4zvmjBhsoJQ
    What do you think the narrator is saying next?
    "For some it's perfect finger food" ? Or perhaps "finker" ?

    I must admit I had to listen to this part 2 - 3 times to figure out that word right,
    because at first I understood it as "thinker".

    I'm really not used to listening to English spoken by non-Americans, so I might have gotten the wrong impression,
    But doesn't it seem to you that the woman says "finker" instead?
    And also, do you think she's a native British speaker or a foreigner who has learned English fluently?
    Because I can say her accent sounds more British to me, but it's not totally British, so I'm a bit confused :D

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    Re: -ng- pronounced as -nk- by British speakers?

    She is saying it is perfect "finger" food.

    She could be American (sophisticated) or European.

    Percy
    Last edited by PHenry1026; 01-Jun-2014 at 02:36.

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    Re: -ng- pronounced as -nk- by British speakers?

    Quote Originally Posted by sufler View Post
    And also, do you think she's a native British speaker or a foreigner who has learned English fluently?
    The latter, I think.

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    Re: -ng- pronounced as -nk- by British speakers?

    Hello.
    I agree with Tdol and PHenry.
    She reads like a British announcer, but her pronunciation is like American.
    Her English is very good, I think. It's very clear and easy to catch.

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