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According to Wiedenhof's A Grammar of Mandarin, page 44,

"Weng" syllables rhyme with the fnal -ong [ʊŋ]

However, he'd specified weng as [wʌŋ], to add

Weng displays the same type of variation as the fnal -un: it may lose its rounding toward the end, [wəŋ].

Page 66 reads

there's free variation between [wʌŋ] and [ʊŋ] for both fnals, with complementary distribution

Can somebody please clarify the apparent ambiguities?

In the second paragraph, what does end refer to?

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