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Hakkas in Meizhou
It is both sad and alarming to learn this. The
influence of Cantonese is very strong, especially with
the media. Meizhou, the centre of Hakka civilisation,
will soon be like Hong Kong and Kuala Lumpur (Hakkas
used to dominate KL).
Another way is to curb the influence of Cantonese.
With HK now under China, even Hongkongers are learning
Mandarin. Cantonese may not have her strong influence
> I was surprised by the fact that many young people
> speak fluent Cantonese in Meizhou, a dangerous sign
> for the survival of our language. On the other hand,
> most also master Putonghua, albeit with strong
> accent. The older people tell me that learning to
> speak Cantonese was even more important than PTH.
> They feel proud when they can speak accent free
> cantonese, but they won't care if their PTH sounds
> well or not. Cantonese TV from Hong Kong is also
> received by every family. This is the reason why I
> want to promote a Jiaying Province to save our
> Liu Zinfad
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