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Here's what my Japanese lecturer told me when I asked her about it: "Usually it is じ for ji sound. However, when ji is used after chi sound in one word with one kanji, ぢ is used, such as, ちぢむ （縮む）、ちぢれる（縮れる）. When it is a part of word with two kanji, such as, ちじん （知人 = acquaintance), じ is used." Interesting....
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