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RE: hakka: Earthquake in Taiwan
:...what type is the hakka spoken in Sha Tau kok, Hong Kong?
:K C Wan
Our family have lived near Shataukok for at least the last 300 years. The Hakka
spoken there is very close to that spoken in the rest of HongKong and
surrounding areas. Mostly, HK Hakka folk live in the New Territories.
Dr. Liu3's pages are more detailed. See
for more details. Shataukok Hakka falls into the class of JiaYing dialects.
I have spoken with people from near the Meixian region who have migrated to the
border regions as STK is a border town, and thought I find their accent strong,
we can understand each other without too much of a problem.
MX Hakka pronounce -ia- whilst STK Hakka is -ie-,
" " " -ieu " " " " -iau/-iao
" " " -eu " " " " -iu
" " retains the -u- glide, " " has lost it,
for example bright MX guong, STK gong,
( which seems to be a trend in modern Cantonese as well, )
( _gwong_dungwa > _gong_dungwa )
The way the tones are pronounced slightly differently.
Tone Marking 1 2 3 4 5 6
MX /44/ /11/ /31/ /53/ /2/ /5/
STK /33/ /11/ /32/ /53/ /3/ /5/
The overall impression between two groups of Hakka speakers whose tone contours
(number between // marks) differ, is that the other has an off key sound which
is sometimes grating on the ear; that accounts for some of the accent as well.
* Dylan W.H. Sung email@example.com *
* http://www.geocities.com/Tokyo/Pagoda/3847/ *