Influence of Hangzhou Dialect on Mandarin Speaking: Using Erhua as an Example
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- Erhua; Erwei; Rhotic; Mandarin; Hangzhou dialect
One of the phonetic differences between Mandarin and the Hangzhou dialect is the pronunciation of Mandarin erhua. According to the phonetic realizations, Chinese er-suffix can be produced as erwei and erhua: the er-suffix remains its independent syllable and tone in erwei but loses its independent syllable and tone while merging with the preceding rhyme as the concomitant action of retroflexion in erhua. This study found that Hangzhou natives performed worse than the standard speaker in speaking Mandarin erhua with the influence of the popularity of erwei and the lack of retroflex/rhotic in the Hangzhou dialect; however, younger participants showed improvement in producing Mandarin erhua compared to middle-aged participants.
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TY - CONF AU - Shixin Shen PY - 2023 DA - 2023/07/11 TI - Influence of Hangzhou Dialect on Mandarin Speaking: Using Erhua as an Example BT - Proceedings of the 2023 2nd International Conference on Social Sciences and Humanities and Arts (SSHA 2023) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 737 EP - 745 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/978-2-38476-062-6_95 DO - 10.2991/978-2-38476-062-6_95 ID - Shen2023 ER -