I have noticed that some American-born native English speakers pronounce -ing |ŋ| as -inG |ŋg| , at the end of a word, and I would really like to know why, or which groups have this characteristic. I've only heard it in isolated individuals, which seems odd.
What I'm talking about is pronouncing, for example, "winning" as "winningG," like really pronouncing the G at the end. When I pronounce "winning," the G is pretty subtle. I do not drop the G and say it like "winnin'"; the G is just subtle. And most people I talk to also say it like I do. I was born in Ohio but have lived in coastal California since the age of 6.
The two main people who stand out to me as saying "winningG" are women I met in totally different places. One grew up in Hawaii and one grew up in Connecticut and southern California, and coincidentally, they both had one Jewish parent; I don't know if that has anything to do with this. I have not noticed any other notable differences in their accent as compared to a typical white upper-middle-class California accent.