Hakka dialect


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a dialect of Chinese spoken in southeastern China by the Hakka

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But Hamberg lived only seven years in China, and much of that time was devoted to language study; he died in 1854 just as he acquired real facility in the Hakka dialect.
Each was given a Chinese name, and each was assigned a language tutor and assistant, Hamberg studying the Hakka dialect, and Lechler studying Hoklo.
While taking a res t at a snack vendor, the grandmother patiently asks the owner, a village girl, how to get to Mekong Bridge in Mei County but is not understood at all, as Hakka dialect is not spoken everywhere in Taiwan, and the bridge is not known.
I have observed Shangzhuo's particular pattern in other western Fukien sites such as Liancheng [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] and Ninghua [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] counties (these are not strictly Hakka dialects, however; see Branner 2000: 73-84), and I believe it is widespread areally.
These latter are the validity of Norman's diagnostic rules for identification of Miin and Hakka dialects and whether or not they are mutually exclusive--what Branner terms Norman's "Shawwuu Hypothesis.
15 Norman notes, however, that ceng has survived in its negative form in the spoken language of the Wu, Xiang, Yue, Min, and Hakka dialects.