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The yan sound

Posted by huasen April 17, 2010 in the Group I Have a Question .

I'm confused about the sound written as 'yan' as in 眼睛。According to this page http://chinesepod.com/tools/pronunciation/section/15 the sound üan is written 'yan' and is pronounced more like the English 'yen'. But the pinyin chart makes it look as if the pinyin written as 'yan' is the 'ian' sound pronnounced 'eean', whereas the üan sound is written 'yuan'.

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