I want to make sure that I am pronouncing -ej- properly. What is the correct way of pronouncing it?
Lumo5 - I suspect it's not a coincidence that I just made a video on this very topic where I explain and model the correct way to pronounce -ej-. I had already been working on it when you and I discussed this, and that's why I decided to bump that video up in priority and get it made.
To summarize, it's important to pronounce the J in EJ. Otherwise, you won't be able to distinguish piceo from picejo. Note also that the difference is the J, not the vocal quality. See the video for more details.