sound track of "comings and goings"

I thought "comings" just read as "coming"+"s".

But this man read it like "co-mings".

What's your opinion?

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    The linked pronunciation is incorrect. (You say "this man", but to me it sounds like it might be artificially generated.)
    – sumelic
    Commented Jul 9, 2018 at 2:13
  • That's definately not a human speaker and you should not use it to learn pronounciation.
    – ashleedawg
    Commented Jul 11, 2018 at 19:37

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It seems like the guy who is reading that short passage is not a real human. I have a strong suspicion that the audio snippet that you've got there was generated using one of those speech synthesis programs. My guess would be that there might have been a mistake in the original text where instead of comings somebody wrote combings which is exactly what that "guy" appears to be saying. Listen to how native speakers pronounce combing: https://forvo.com/word/combing/#en (I hope you will notice that the b is completely silent). And then compare it with how they say coming: https://forvo.com/word/coming/#en. So, you were not wrong.

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