See also: érhuà

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From Mandarin 兒化儿化 (érhuà).

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erhua (uncountable)

  1. (Chinese phonetics) A phonological process that adds rhotic sounds to syllables in some lects of Chinese.
    Synonym: erization

In Mandarin (jīn) is pronounced /t͡ɕin⁵⁵/
but 今兒今儿 (jīnr) with the erhua is pronounced /t͡ɕiə̯ɻ⁵⁵/.

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