I keep hearing:

  • zuang [tsuaŋ]


  • luang [Ĩuaŋ]

for 这么 and 那么, respectively.

I believe it is Minjiang dialect (岷江话, 岷江小片).

I've flipped through a couple of books I have but I haven't been able to find anything to corroborate what I'm hearing.

There is documented evidence for both zang and lang but none for the added [u] sound.

I'd be interested to find anything that documents z(h)uang and/or luang (maybe even nuang) from any dialect or language.

  • See the Wiktionary page on dialectical synonyms of 這麼, some of the other words used there may match. Try to check non-Mandarin terms as well, some of them might diffuse across into Mandarin. Unfortunately they don't have a corresponding page for 那麼. – dROOOze Apr 29 '18 at 7:08
  • Where do you hear them? That information might be a helpful piece of context to put into the question. – Zuoanqh May 1 '18 at 11:36
  • @Zuoanqh Minjiang dialect areas. – Mo. May 1 '18 at 14:06

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