I am learning English.
We were running through the woods.
The bolded words are the present participles.
So here is where my question sits. You have the "-ing" and we know that the /ŋ/is the sound that we make when we say things like "king" "sing" etc.
I have noticed though that with in the present participle the "ing" sound varies some say /ŋ/ others say /n/.
Let me try to explain in more detail.
You have this word "Running" now some people pronounce the "-ing" as "eeng" (were the "ee" sound, sounds like "free"
Now others and this is more common in the south say "in" and not "eeng" for the "-ing" participle.
I have noticed in my own speech that I do neither. I preserve the "ee" sound but i drop the /ŋ/ and produce just /n/
So I pronounce the participle like the ending of "Keen" just "een"
I am not sure if people realize that they do it, I have asked some and there many that still do /ŋ/ but I am not sure what occurs more.
I did find this, I am not sure how creditable it is but i will show you any way.
The title is "Actually, "-in' " was the original pronunciation for the present participle suffix."