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Re: hakka: A Hakka writer in Taiwan
This was such an interesting post.
However, I noticed that the Hakka words were very different from the hakka
I learned as a child. How many different Hakka dilects are there?
At 10:29 PM 7/13/98 +0800, CHUNG Yoon-Ngan wrote:
> A Hakka writer in Taiwan
> On page five in a Taiwanese newspaper called Central Daily News (Zhong
>Yang Ri4 Bao4) dated 15th June 1998 there is an article by Zhang Fang4
>about a novel written by a Hakka author whose name is Zeng Shu-Zhen.
>The book is entitled "Tong4 Xi Qiu Shan4" (my translation: Sadly
>Agonizing Over The Lost Of A Summer Fan).
> Zeng Shu-Zhen is a Hakka woman who was born and grew up in a Hakka
>village near the Hakka city of Miao2 Li4 which is about eighty
>kilometers south of Taipei, the capital of Taiwan. Her book is full of
>Hakka nursery rhymes and ancient Hakka language, according to Zhang
>Fang4. She also described the industrious, virtuous and ethical
>morality of village Hakka women.
>Some of her Hakka language (in pinyin by me):
>By Zeng Shu-Zhen my lousy translation
>Yi Zhang Tai2, A table,
>Si4 Si4 Fang Fang Yi Zhang Tai2, A square table,
>Nian2 Nian2 Du4 Shu An3 Ye3 Lai2. Yearly I used it for studying.
>Nin2 Du4 San Nian2 Bu4 Shi2 Zi4, You after studying for three years
> knew not a character.
>Wo3 Du4 San Nian2 Jin4 Xiu4 Cai2. I after studying for three years
> became a scholar.
>Xian Sheng Jiao4 Wo3 Ren2 Zhi Chu, Teacher taught me human beings in the
> beginning were,
>An3 Jiao4 Xian Sheng Da3 Shan Zhu, I taught teacher how to hunt wild pig,
>Shan Zhu Piao Guo4 He2, The wild pig crossed the river,
>Die Dao4 Xian Sheng Bei4 Tuo2 Tuo2. Teacher felt down with a sore back.
>Hope I can get that book from a Chinese bookshop in China town.
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