Sa Tdiu Gok Hakka

Discussions on the Hakka dialects.

Sa Tdiu Gok Hakka

Post by Candy » Sat Jan 29, 2005 9:40 pm

Are there hakka people who speak Sa Tdiu Gok hakka? (So not the Taiwanese hakka..)
Dylan Sung

Re: Sa Tdiu Gok Hakka

Post by Dylan Sung » Sun Jan 30, 2005 4:30 am

I do, and so do a lot of other folks from around SaTdiuGok/Shataukok/Shatoujiao. Places in Hong Kong like SheungShui, TaiPo, Fanling, Yuen Long, Shatin, SaiKung etc all speak essentially the same dialect. Just across the border in Shenzhen in LongGang
(Lung-gong), Henggang (Vang-gong) up to areas like Guanlan (Gon-lan), Dongguan (Dung-gon) you can hear Hakka of nearly the same as the STK sounds. Further afield, the tones begin to change as well as the vocabulary. By the time you reach areas like BoLuo (Bok-lor) you tend to hear sounds which really begin to contrast. The s and sh sounds, h sounds becoming s sounds etc.

My wife is from Longchuan (Lung-con) about an hour and a half from Heyuan city (Ho-Ngien) in north eastern guangdong province. I have problems understanding her mother, but that might not be a bad thing :)