Kenichi pronunciation of 学生

Hi guys! I really can’t understand Kenichi’s recording of the following words:
小学生
中学生
大学生
For the 学生 part, I hear something like なくせい instead of がくせい. Is it the recording or I’m not catching the accent?

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Palatalised が is consistent with a Tokyo accent. Listen for something like a “nga” (e.g. “chuungakusei”). It differs from a な in that the “n” part is pronounced far back in the mouth, near where you’d expect a “g” as well, rather than farther forward.

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More info on nasal g

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Oh!! Thank you both!

Kernfel, I think I managed to replicate the pronunciation myself thanks to your explanation :blush:

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