In video 21 - regarding to initial Y - I seem to hear different pronunciations for Yin and Ying. As for the initial sound, should I pronounce these words like Ear or like Year?
The main reason that I ask is that I've always heard Yingguoren (英国人 or Englishman) as 'EEng-guo-ren', but in the video I hear YEEng, and even one time an EE-Yeng. I asked different sources that gave varied answers, and I would love to hear your ruling
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