Credits where they are due

It is my pleasure to thank all those who have helped directly and indirectly in the creation of these pages. Below are just some though not in any particular order.


Mr. Thomas CHAN for broadening my horizons on linguistics, in particular about the influence of Chinese on Japanese, Korean, and Vietnamese, amongst many other things.

Mr. Mike WRIGHT for discussing Holo dialect and giving us the benefit of his long years of useful experiences.

Dr. Chun Fat LAU for sending information about the Greater Hakka sound inventory, information about Hakka in SE China, and for his willingness to meet with him in HK, amongst other things.

Mr. Chi Hung TSANG for lending me a copy of Henry Henne's Sathewkok Phonology.

Mr. Paul LAI who discussed Hakka language with me.

Miss Margery Lau Luk YEUNG for responding to a request for a Hakka childrens poem.

Mr. Andrea POLLETT for his interest in Hakka Playing Cards, and cards and games of other Chinese origin.

Mr. Sherman David CHEUNG for his information about Huayang and Wuhua tones amongst many other things.

Mr. Roger I CHEN for sending me information about the TSANG family generation names.

Mr. Albert JenYih CHU for giving information about a Hakka nursery rhyme book and information about Taiwanese leaders on the chindate.htm page.

"muchan" for Japanese information.

Mr. Harlan MESSINGER, Mr. Rex SAVAGE, Mr. Stephen H. MESNICK and others who answered my request on extended family members in alt.usage.english and elsewhere.

Mr LI Dayun for correcting me on an error, and also an oversight.

Mr. LEE Siu Leung for information about the surname and gender considerations on seals and chops amongst other things.

Herr Roland HENTSCHEL for alerting me to 214 badly written links in the KangXi Radicals page. It has now been corrected.

Hau San Wa for pointing out a mistake which I've now corrected in the page on CangJie input

Juan R. Yriart for updating my on the link to Nina Simone.

Robert Wishlaw for alerting me to a typographical error, which led me to find others which have now been corrected on my Big5 and UTF-8 versions of my Dynasties and Rulers of China pages.

Alex Salmon for correcting a arithmetical error, on my Abacus 06 page,

FANN PuuRang for correcting the title of my page on ZhuYin FuHao or Bopomofo which also affected the page on bopomofo as well,

and of course, to all those who have sent encouragement, support, and requests.

Places and institutions

My local library for arranging to obtain through interlibrary loans from :

The University of York, Heslington, York, UK, for a copy of Mantaro J. Hashimoto's "The Hakka Dialect"

The University of Hull, Cottingham Road, Hull, UK for a copy of "Introduction to Chinese Cursive Script" by Fang-Yü Wang

Hakka information