Lesson 3 Other Blends

 

There are other blends. The pronunciation rules are the same.

 

ia/ya

Similar to English  ya

“ i ” is replaced by “y” when there is no consonant in the beginning of a syllable.

ie/ye

Similar to English ye in yes.

“ i ”  is replaced by “y” when there is no consonant in the beginning of a syllable.

iu/you

Similar to English  yo in yoyo.

“ i ”  is replaced by “y”  when there is no consonant in the beginning of a syllable.

ua/wa

Similar to English  wa in wah.

“u” is replaced by “w” when there is no consonant in the beginning of a syllable.

uo/wo

Similar to English wo in  water

“u”  is replaced by “w” when there is no consonant in the beginning of a syllable.

ui

Similar to English  wei in

wait.

“u”   is replaced by w and “ i ”   is replaced by

“ei “when there is no consonant in the beginning of a syllable.

üe

Similar to English  yu-ye

ü is replaced by yu, e is pronounced as ê

iao

Similar to English yow

i is replaced by y when there is no consonant in the beginning of a syllable.

iou

Similar to English  yo in yoyo

i is replaced by y “when there is no consonant in the beginning of a syllable.

uai

Similar to English wy in why

u is replaced by w “when there is no consonant in the beginning of a syllable.

uei

Similar to English  wei in wait

u is replaced by w “when there is no consonant in the beginning of a syllable.

 

 

The symbols of tones are on the second letter.