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Re: Culture first, language second
>From firstname.lastname@example.org Fri Nov 29 18:23:27 1996
From: Lim KonLiong <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: Culture first, language second
> >From firstname.lastname@example.org Fri Nov 22 13:16:26 1996
> Subject: Culture first, language second
> Absolutely true if we can speak and read and write the language, we would
> be able to understand the culture much better. But remember there are
> also many Hakkas who cannot speak Hakka any more because of many reasons.
> (Political suppression in some countries was a big reason). If they claim
> themselves as Hakka and identify with Hakka culture, they should be
> treated as Hakka. On the other hand, there are also Hakka who speak
> fluent Hakka but do not identify with the ancestry and history of Hakka.
> I would say they are less Hakka than the first type. That is my point.
> SL Lee
Lee sin san,
I am not arguing about Hakkas identification.
I am concerning about what is our first priority, if Hakkas is going to
die. Preserving the culture is very improtant thing, but that can not
make a progress and catch up with the trend of the world. No creative
and motive performance will speed up the way to die.
I really hope who would like to be a Hakka, or would like to claim
themselves as a Hakka, pls try to learn and pratice the Hakka language
in daily , conversation with kids, wife and friends.
Language is our soul, spirit,blood that could bring the fresh air for
your body and make your spirit strong and create your soul.
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