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How to Pronounce "nj" sound?

Swahili has just been released in Beta today, so there aren't any audio recordings as of yet.

The beginning tips and notes section gives a pretty detailed guide on how to pronounce things, but it doesn't give the pronunciation for "nj." Would I pronounce it as an "n" followed by a "j," or does something else go on here like in "ng?"

February 20, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/BrandenRyan

Exactly like that, an "n" and a "j". Think about how you would pronounce the "nge" sound in the English word "fringe". It is kind of like that! I'll add that to the TN.

February 20, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/frankenstein724

speaking of the Swahili "ng": I understand the explanation in the tips, how it's like the "ng" of "hang" or, phonetically, [ŋ]...is it always always always like that? or, if letters come after it, do you actually also pronounce a hard g? that is, in something like "langu", is "ngu" just [ŋu], or is it then [ŋgu]? If you don't know IPA or are otherwise confused as to what I'm asking, let me know.

only a few lessons in, but great course so far!

March 4, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/AGreatUserName

Langu is with [ŋg]. If the [g] sound is not there, it's spelt ng'. For example ng'ombe is ['ŋombe] but ngombe, if it were a word, would be ['ŋgombe] (that ŋ should be superscript there, but I can't type that).

April 18, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/frankenstein724

Thanks so much for this.

April 22, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/TrackAttack2

Being a contributor to the Swahili course, do you know when this course will have audio? It's been a very frustrating issue for lots​ of learners here.

October 20, 2018
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