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Alternate pronunciation[edit]

User:Mongol says that this character can also be pronounced as "ē."[1] Is this correct? 04:45, 28 October 2006 (UTC)

ē is a valid Mandarin reading for this character. However, the words that use this reading tend to be a little more obscure than words with the ā reading.

A-cai 12:23, 28 October 2006 (UTC)

There's a type of mule hide glue called "ejiao," and I think a city called "Dong-e" that both use the character. Can we, thus, add e1 as an alternate pronunciation? 23:49, 29 October 2006 (UTC)


Can this character be used in Chinese writing to approximate the English "ah," as in "Ah, I see!"? 05:38, 19 January 2007 (UTC)

I think is used for this [2]. Kappa 05:41, 19 January 2007 (UTC)

An example known by some English speakers (who don't know Chinese)[edit]

The "True Story of Ah Q" is known (at least by title) to some who don't actually read Chinese... AnonMoos (talk) 09:22, 17 April 2017 (UTC)