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the pronunciation for 穴 and 髓


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All the dictionaries that I have seen say that 穴位 is pronounced xue2wei4 and 骨髓 is pronounced gu3sui3, but so far I have never heard any Chinese person pronouncing them this way. Instead they say xue1wei4 and gu3sui2. So who is right? The dictionaries or people?

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When it comes to spoken language there is no absolute right or wrong. If a certain group of people decides to pronounce a word certain way, then that pronunciation becomes the right way for them, even if it differs from dictionaries or a national standard.

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yes it sounds more like xue4. A while ago I had to prepare a lecture and when my Shanghainese friend heard my pronunciation she told me that the dictionary version is not understandable for Chinese. She told me that sui3 will sound like shui3(water) . Is it a nanfang thing or do people pronounce it like that in the north too?

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