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    #11

    Re: singing pronunciation ?

    After searching and studying the sound ŋ, I think that there is no g sound, as in go , in the sound ŋ.I can say it consists of n sound and stopping air at the back of the mouth.I hope I am close the right sound.
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    #12

    Re: singing pronunciation ?

    Quote Originally Posted by ensan View Post
    I can say it consists of n sound and stopping air at the back of the mouth.
    No, that's not right. It is not like n at all.

    When you make a n sound, the tip of your tongue touches the hard roof of your mouth. When you make a ng, the back of your tongue touches the soft roof (right at the back). They are two very different ways of articulation.

    You do not pronounce a n sound when pronouncing a ng sound.

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    #13

    Re: singing pronunciation ?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    There is a soft "g" after the "n".
    There's no "n" involved at all. In fact, that's precisely where ensan is going wrong, I think.

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    #14

    Re: singing pronunciation ?

    There is also no 'stopping of air' in this sound.
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    #15

    Re: singing pronunciation ?

    Quote Originally Posted by jutfrank View Post
    No, that's not right. It is not like n at all.

    When you make a n sound, the tip of your tongue touches the hard roof of your mouth. When you make a ng, the back of your tongue touches the soft roof (right at the back). They are two very different ways of articulation.

    You do not pronounce a n sound when pronouncing a ng sound.
    For native speakers who doubt this, simply say the word 'sin', but hold the final sound for a few seconds. Then say the word 'sing' and hold the final sound for a few seconds.

    Notice where the tongue is for each word, and hear the difference in sound.
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