●A typical thing about English pronunciation is that, the rules are very loose. It's not like Spanish or French. There is only one correct way: follow the majority. Think about the word "colonel".
-sailor(Ocean & Mountain);
-mingyangli(Life is a journey);
●if the "i" is followed by a single consonant and a vowel it's pronounced as ai, if followed by two consonants, or a single consonant at the end of the word, it is pronounced as short "i"