仕草 reading

Hey,

This is a bit of a random one but this has been plaguing my mind since level 5 and I just can’t hold it in anymore.

The reading of this vocab is しぐさ which I’m all happy with. But when you play the audio on the web page for it:

I am about 94% sure I hear it like しんぐさ. Is there any legitimate reason for this? Am I imaging things? Have I been pronouncing し wrong? Is there some magical Japanese rule which turns しぐ in more of a しんぐ? Or is it just, heaven forbid, the page is inaccurate?

Any help is appreciated ^.^

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In some dialects, including the Tokyo dialect, g-sounds in the middle of words sound more like “ng”.

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Ah cool :slight_smile: do you have any examples of other words that would have this similar sound in them?

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I have a few resources.

#1: https://www.tofugu.com/japanese/japanese-pronunciation/#nasal-

#2: https://japanese.stackexchange.com/a/26238

#3: https://web.archive.org/web/20180319163317/http://ysjapanese.wp-x.jp/2015/10/bidakuon/

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A good place to check the pronunciation of words is Forvo.

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