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Apr
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comment Pronouncing pinyin “c” in Shanxi dialect
I probably should not say "dialect." Most of my friends there grew up speaking local dialects, not all the same one. They learned a rather polished Mandarin for their academic careers and use that when speaking around me or to me in Chinese. Based on all these comments I think my ears were not wrong, it was a matter of personal pronunciation, and maybe it happened in the more informal contexts. My thnaks to everyone.
Mar
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comment Pronouncing pinyin “c” in Shanxi dialect
But do you know if this is a Shanxi dialect? Or was I mishearing it?
Mar
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asked Pronouncing pinyin “c” in Shanxi dialect
Dec
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Dec
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comment Pronunciation of 比较
You are right that what these people said was distinctly more than one syllable, even though the i and j were weak. This reminds me once again to distinguish a compound vowel from a disyllable. Xi'an is not xian. Thanks.
Dec
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accepted Pronunciation of 比较
Dec
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Dec
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comment Pronunciation of 比较
Could be. But are you saying this based on familiarity with actual Shanghai pronunciation? When someone is saying one book is larger than another, I think they would say 比较大 and not 不要大.
Dec
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comment Pronunciation of 比较
It was not Wu dialect and the people were not trying to be nauseating. It is either a colloquial elision, or my faulty hearing.
Dec
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asked Pronunciation of 比较