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Hakka dialectEdit

Hi, which sub-branch of the Meixian dialect do you speak? Which part of Meixian is your family from? RcAlex36 (talk) 18:44, 10 July 2021 (UTC)

Hi, my parents were born in East Timor. The majority of East Timorese Chinese have ancestry from the villages of Eastern Meixian e.g 鬆口鎮 so our variety resembles the variant spoken there most. However, our Hakka has diverged in terms of phonology and vocabulary so it sounds different to what's spoken there.

The entries I've uploaded for Meixian Hakka follow standard meixian hakka, not my own, and are mostly double checked against two Meixian dictionaries I have. Tomascus (talk) 01:53, 11 July 2021 (UTC)

Thanks for letting me know! (And it is probably written 松口鎮 in traditional Chinese which makes more sense; and do not share the same pronunciation in Meixian Hakka.) Just curious, which two Meixian dictionaries are you using? RcAlex36 (talk) 04:50, 11 July 2021 (UTC)

Yes it's 松口鎮 my apologies, I made a typo. I'm using "客家話字典 (廣東旅行出版社 1994)" and "客家音字典 (廣東人民出版社 2000)", although I mostly just use the later.

Tomascus (talk) 05:08, 11 July 2021 (UTC)

Etymology for fachongEdit

Hi Tomascus! I was wondering I could enlist your help for the etymology of fachong? Many thanks in advance! --Appolodorus1 (talk) 19:32, 1 December 2021 (UTC)