Pronunciation lesson 14.1

howard

howard

Can you please confirm the pronunciation of 英(yīng) 语(yǔ) Tao says yINg wheras Lin says yEUng Cheers
Lin-Ping

Lin-Ping

Aeon Yule. Happy Learning Howard!
howard

howard

Dear Lin I have no idea what "Aeon Yule" means; is it American slang? Kind regards Howard
Oggiedoggy

Oggiedoggy

http://www.chinese-forums.com/index.php?/topic/14415-how-to-pronounce-ying-as-in-%E8%8B%B1%E6%96%87/
howard

howard

Thanks O' Simple explanantion when you know it! How ever (again) Rocket staff seem never to read these posts. I still don't know what "AeonYule" means can somebody (hello rocket staff!) tell me? Thanks again But Please RC don't introduce something then run away! Cheers Howard
Lin-Ping

Lin-Ping

Sorry to make you all confused. ying yu is the correct Pin yin. The most close imitation of sounds of yin yu is Aeon Yule. Have I answered ur question this time? Or u must give me private English tuition from today on... Happy leaning everyone.
Lin-Ping

Lin-Ping

I will try to check posts every other day from now on. Please be patient. If there are more questions, I have to check and reply daily. I would be pleased though to have many many keen students of Chinese. Thanks to Howard, also to O' . The link that O' gave seems to be explaining difference of pronounciation in different regions of China, which is complexing things too much for beginners like you all are. Aeon Yule is not an American slang, or is there such a slang? You have to tell me,haha.
howard

howard

HI everybody Sorry I hope I didn't sound offensive before and I do appreciate that we don't all work 24/7! so a little delay is understandable. I think we need to drop this because I have no idea what sound is "aeon yule"!. (ay E on Yoo lay?) I would have thought the nearest sound of ying yu is YING YU! (are you using the phonetic alphabet sounds Lin? If you are then I don't know of any native English speaker who has ever used them (unless you are academic)) I thank everyone again for their understanding Just a little advertisement(?) I was given a copy of conversational chinese 301 (updated now to DVD) and the first chapter gives all the Pin Yin and associated sounds. It's reasonably priced too. Cheers Howard
Lin-Ping

Lin-Ping

You are right Howard. I am inventing this new thing. Not an academic, but an inventor.Thanks for quick feedback. You are not sounding offensive, you are just being truthful. Many thanks again. Let us drop this as it is easy as a breath if I just teach you face to face rather than online. Aeon, means immeasurably long period of time. Yule, means Christmas (season) I believe I am right.Check the pronounciation with a Chinese native speaker and you will know I am truthful too.
Lin-Ping

Lin-Ping

I know now... Find an English teacher and he or she would pronounce AEON and YULE perfectly for you and you will know nearly perfectly what YING YU sounds like in Chinese. Hope I have answered your question. Many thanks Howard.
Lin-Ping

Lin-Ping

Being a native speaker of Chinese. I know how to pronounce YING YU perfectly, but I do not know as much as you do all the different ways Westerners are using to teach Westerners Chinese. If this is the problem, I am mindful now. Please bear with me. There are many ways to Rome, if I am leading you a new way, it must be fun to walk with me. We shall see. Isn't Rome Chinese language here? I was born there, so I know how to get there for sure.
howard

howard

Ahh I understand "EON" is the normal spelling rather than Aeon (both correct) but unusual; similarly yule. Such a very strange combination of words. Anyway welcome Ms Lin Ping (what is your real name by the way?) Kind regards Howard

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