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    singing pronunciation ?

    If you have time, just listen to my question and my pronunciation trial related to the word singing and comment.
    Thanks in advance.
    https://clyp.it/s2p4a4lf
    Last edited by ensan; 07-Feb-2020 at 17:50.

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    Re: singing pronunciation ?

    Click on the word "singing" in the following link and listen carefully. It is definitely not pronounced the same as "sinning".
    https://www.forvo.com/search/singing/

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    Re: singing pronunciation ?

    Quote Originally Posted by teechar View Post
    Click on the word "singing" in the following link and listen carefully. It is definitely not pronounced the same as "sinning".

    https://www.forvo.com/search/singing/
    Thanks for your interest. I can easily use such sites and more to listen, but what is important for me is to find someone listen to my word pronunciation to direct me.

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    Re: singing pronunciation ?

    So, can I say we leave the g sound in words with ng letters such as sing or bang ?

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    Re: singing pronunciation ?

    No, you can't leave it out. Otherwise, "sing" gets pronounced the same as "sin" and "bang" the same as "ban", which if of course wrong.
    You need to stop just short of finishing the "g" sound. Try practising that.

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    Re: singing pronunciation ?

    Quote Originally Posted by ensan View Post
    So, can I say we leave out the g sound in words with ng letters such as sing or bang ?
    Many Americans pronounce the -ing ending of present participles as -in. We don't extend that practice to other words ending in ing.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: singing pronunciation ?

    Quote Originally Posted by ensan View Post
    So, can I say we leave the g sound in words with ng letters such as sing or bang ?
    In most varieties of BrE there is no /g/ sound in 'singing'. The sound represented by the letters n + g is /ŋ/.
    Typoman - writer of rongs

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    Re: singing pronunciation ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    In most varieties of BrE there is no /g/ sound in 'singing'. The sound represented by the letters n + g is /ŋ/.
    The same is true in most American English accents.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: singing pronunciation ?

    It's a poor quality recording but it sounds to me like you're saying sinning.

    You've got the final nasal sound right but not the first. You should aim to pronounce the first ng just the same as you do the second. You should be able to feel the sound both times at the back of your throat as your tongue touches your soft palate.
    Last edited by jutfrank; 09-Feb-2020 at 12:16.

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    Re: singing pronunciation ?

    Click here to hear three native speakers pronounce "singing" on Forvo.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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