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EDITED to add pronunciation clarification. The ん sounds makes a heavy nn sound, so ほん would definitely sound like honn. Any time a ん appears the nn sound is emphasised. For example. お盆{おぼん} - oboNN - Japanese Buddhist custom to honour the spirits of one's ancestors そんなに - soNnani - so much, like that, so, etc. どんな - doNna - what, what kind of etc. 変{へん} ...


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There is no simple rule First of all, let us take a look whether variant pronunciations exist. There are some instances of 兄様【あにさま】, 兄【あに】さん, 姉様【あねさま】, 姉【あね】さん found in several writings accessible on the free digital library 青空文庫, all from authors around 1900. おみの (あたりを窺ひて。)子之介【ねのすけ】は厩にゐると御門で教へられたが、はて何處へ行つたことであらう。 (奧より子之介出づ。) おみの おゝ、弟……。 ...


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Most of the acronyms I know are pronounced phonetically as they are in both your example and most of the time in English. However just as English turns some acronyms into their own words, the same happens in Japanese. I can't think of a specifically defined rule and to further muddy the waters, some of these are influenced by some of the people or companies ...


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Adding to the other great answers, with かばん, the N, for linguists, is a uvular nasal /N/, almost like a real nasal vowel. The original /N/ pronunciation is also retained, or become a nasal vowel before approximants (like y and w-sounds: や、ゆ、よ、わ...)as in ほんを、こんや、... In general, the ん sound can also vary depending on the speaker. Although, all this stuff is ...


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Yes, it does. For example, ん is pronounced like [n] in かばんと、かばんの、and かばんで (before [t], [n] or [d]), like [ng]/[ŋ] (as in siNGer) in かばんが and かばんか (before [g] or [k]), and like [m] in かばんも (before [m], [p], or [b]).


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There are three differences rhythm たんい has three morae ("syllables"), where as たに has only two. sound たんい has a uvular ("nasal") /ɴ/, i.e. [ta.ɴ.i], whereas たに has a "normal" /n/, i.e. [ta.ni]. pitch たんい【HLL】 drops in pitch after the first mora, たに【LH】 drops in pitch after the second mora. Try to listen for all three differences, they're all important. ...


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単{たん}is pronounced たん and 位{い}is pronounced い. Together, they are pronounced たんい or tann-i. This is distinctly different from に or ni. For example, 谷{たに}is pronounced たに or tani. I don't know phonetic symbols so I apologize but you can sound these two out to hear how they are different.



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