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When I was asking how to pronounce “Yi Jianlian” my focus was on pronouncing “jianlian.” If the SportsCenter team is to be believed, however, we’re supposed to pronounce “Yi” as “ee” rather than the way that seems natural. Since my own family name begins with a “Y” pronounced like “ee” I won’t complain about this, but I do want an explanation.

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