I think most of our friends and family, and even us in the beginning, pronounced Stavanger [stav - an - ger] with a soft g on the last syllable. It is not actually pronounced in such a way.
Sta - vang - er
Sometimes, I hear Norwegians say it and it sounds a little like Sta - vong - ehr.
In any case, there's no soft g sound anywhere in there.
Now you know.
(Also, in case you were wondering, Port Gentil is not pronounced Port Gentile - it's [port - zhon - tee].)
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