Which real/common English words, e.g. names, sound like [tsɑŋ55]?
“Jan”[dʒæn] & “Jane” [dʒeɪn], for example, are close enough to [tɕiɛn214]. In fact, "Jan" is almost perfect.
“Song”([sɑŋ]or[sɒːŋ]) is better than “Jon”[dʒɑn] or “Johnson”[ˈdʒɔnsn] , but isn’t close enough to [tsɑŋ]. [dʒ] is closer to [tɕ] than to [tʂ] than to [ts].
The key point is the first consonant [ts]. We might focus on words beginning with [ð] or [z].
Pronunciation is essential, whether name or not is much less important.
[tsɑŋ55], hear this(horn icon): http://www.zdic.net/z/25/js/8D43.htm
A similar one [tʂɑŋ55], hear this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Zh-zh%C4%81ng.ogg
An explanation about 張, see this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zhang_(surname)
I know the difference between [ts] (voiceless alveolar affricate) and [tʂ] (voiceless retroflex sibilant affricate), but I made a mistake at first, and I corrected it later. I apologize.
The reasons I ask the question are: 1. Anglicize my name, 2. expand my vocabulary.
I know that most English names aren’t used as common words. However, how about to use a common word as a name? At least, it sounds similar. How much similarity is enough? I gave two examples. Moreover, [tʂɑŋ55] is not only the sound of a surname with more than 87 million bearers, but also the sound of a few of common Chinese words/characters. In fact, “張” itself is both a name and a common word, just like “Jan” and "Apple" in English