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賃 has the 慣用音 reading ちん, as in 家賃{やちん}.

I understand that a lot of 慣用音 readings arise from interpreting the phonetic wrongly (for example 消耗{しょうこう} vs 消耗{しょうもう}), but in this case how did 賃 receive the reading ちん?

I'm having trouble seeing how it could be connected to ちん, when the 呉音 and 漢音 are にん and じん respectively.

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    Not an answer, more of a musing -- I see over at the Japanese Wiktionary entry that the 漢音 of じん derived from older ぢむ. I wonder if ちん arose via a devoicing of that same older form? Commented Jul 27, 2020 at 23:53

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This thesis (note: pdf will download) seems to give a taxonomy of 慣用音. And acutally Eiríkr Útlendi's conjecture is correct (or no other way to justify it). 賃 is categorized as an example of 漢音の清音化 (ぢん → ちん)on p137.

慣用音 means after all 'the way it is pronounced', and how they arise may not be unique and ultimately unkonwn.

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