I’m back with another question already!
I know this question is probably done to death, but I’m getting just a little stuck. I get that before m/b/p sounds its like an m, k/g it’s like ng, and for MOST other sounds it’s just the normal ‘n’ sound… But when it’s placed at the end of a word (like in nihon) it becomes ⟨ɴ⟩, AKA that weird ‘ng’ sound but further back. I’ve heard that this is used when ん shows up at the end of a word, so could the same be said for, say… じん / にん / さん etc etc? Or would you say it’s only really at the end of SOME? It’s something that bugs me, because I can’t tell if ‘Jin’ would be pronounced with that same sort of ‘ng’ that the end of nihon has… But supposedly, according to lots of people, it would seeing as it’s at the end of the word. Sorry for the ramblings, what would you guys say?
(Also, on a somewhat off topic note, I kinda pronounce 千円 with this odd sound, which seems to be pretty close, though I do also sometimes see it pronounced like ‘sengyen’ or the illusive ‘seyen’ and some nasalized vowel stuff. I’m assuming these are all pretty accepted and would be understood, but I’m curious to also get some thoughts on this!)