posted by murrayjames on March 16, 2014 | 5 comments
Is 会 pronounced 会儿 huǐr in the North?I know that 会 huì is standard, but sometimes I hear third tone (with 儿化音) in words like 一会、一时半会、等会 and so on.
It's standard to erhuaize 会 when it refers to time (leaving off the erhaization sounds strange in those situations, and you should erhuaize when reading even if there is no 儿 in the text).The third tone thing is a colloquial change that everyone up north does - I'm not sure if it holds in other parts of China, but you should definitely do it. I think we may have covered this in one of the shows.
Ah, yes. Thanks David.http://popupchinese.com/lessons/elementary/the-general-relativity-ultimatum“你等会，你等会，我捋捋。”