Lesson One Front Nasal Final

 

Chinese Ping Ying Alphabet

Description

Similar English Sound

 

 

 

n

Mouth: 

It is slightly open.

Tongue:

The tongue tip touches the gum. The air flows from the nasal cavity.

Lips:

They are open.

 

Similar to n in nice, nose pain

 

Chinese Ping Ying Alphabet

Description

Similar English Sound

 

 

 

an

Pronounce a first and the turn n quickly to become an.

 

 

ān án ǎn àn

Similar to an in an, can, pan (“n” is unstressed.)

 

Chinese Ping Ying Alphabet

Description

Similar English Sound

 

 

 

 

en

Pronounce e first and the turn n quickly to become en.

 

 

ēn én ěn èn

Similar to en in dependent, (“n” is unstressed.)

Lesson Two Vowels with Black Nasals