保守主義 different pronunciation?

In Wanikani i checked the male and female voice for the word. The pronunciation is quite different
The female voice is pronouncing it like ほ…しゅしゅぎ
and the male voice ほしゅ…しゅぎ

I wonder is it a individual preference or a female/male preference?

I can only find it with one listed pitch, so I’d assume it’s a quirk of the speaker and how they pronounce it.

I am not sure if its related to gender. I haven’t seen much about it, but I don’t remember different pronounciations for different genders

To me it sounds more like Kenichi is devoicing the first しゅ while Keiko isn’t devoicing it.

Presumably they’re both valid.

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A bit like how they have different pronounciations of the g- sounds?

Similar I guess in that they are different but both possible pronunciations. But I think someone who doesn’t use that kind of が will probably never use it. While someone who doesn’t use a devoiced しゅ here might still devoice it in other words. So they’re not similar in that regard.

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Makes sense to me. Vocalization terms always escape me, so its nice to get a clearer answer

probably a male/female difference for speech habits

It’s possible it’s just a “two different people” difference as well.

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