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Re: The Hakkas: Past and Present
> I am particularly impressed by your mention of the > Hakka
> dialect's connection to Mandarin as most of what I > read stressed
> connection to the Southern dialects, Cantonese in > particular.
Basic words in Hakka like Tian (sky/heaven) and Ti (ground) are closer
to Mandarin (Tian and Di) than Cantonese (Ting and Die). And of course,
there are many other words too.
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