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* About Shataukok

Hakka Origins

* Hak Ga Origins
* Modern Distribution of Hakka Areas
* Review of Hashimoto's "Hakka Dialect"
Hakka Language

* Romanising Shataukok Hakka

* Sa Tdiu Gok Hakka Sounds in Use Today

* Hakka Tones System
* SaTdiuGok Hakka to English Dictionary

* A summary about Hakka's Relation to Cantonese and Mandarin
Added Sunday 8th March 1998

* Hak Ga Pronouns
* Hak Ga Verbs
* Numbers
* Day and Month names
* Some Animal and Plant related names and terms

Hakka would not be the same without

* Hakka Hill Songs
* Hakka Women's contribution to Hill life

A Popular Hakka Pastime

* Hak Ga Playing Cards
* How to Play Luk Fu Pai
* Luk Fu Pai Scoring System

Hakka, Cantonese and similarities in Japanese

* Hakka and Japanese Sound Similarities

* Cantonese and Hakka Vowels

* The Princess and the P

* Japanese Kana Orthographies Part I
* Japanese Kana Orthographies Part II

Character Input and Lookup Methods

* How to write Chinese, Stroke Counting
* KangXi Radicals
* Character Strokes
* CangJie / Chong Kit Method of Input
* Four Corner System of Wang Yun-Wuu

About This Site

SaTdiuGok Hak Ga Va is a regional Hakka dialect of Chinese. Geographically the influence of this sub variety of the Hakka family spreads over the New Territories of what is now Hong Kong (SAR China), into the border regions of the ShenZen and Bao An Districts of GuangDong Province. There is a very large population of people from this area who are Hakka, that live overseas on nearly all the continents. Henry Henne said that the SaTdiuGok area, being away from main Hakka centers of populations, possessed its own unique characteristics linguistically. He stayed in a the small village called Sin1 Tun1 a satellite of the town of Shataukok between 1949 and 1950 and later produced a paper called Sathewkok Phonology.
At this site, I shall put forward a brief history of the Hakka Peoples, the language of SaTdiuGok Hakka, some stories, fundamental family ideas about the generational hierachy, even a game that is popular in the region called Six Tigers or Luk Fu.

N.B. SaTdiuGok is also written as Sathewkok, Shataukok, Satdiukok and Sa Tdiu Gok, by me and others. Likewise, Hakka, Hakga, Hak Ka and Hak Ga. Nearly all pages are in English, though there is some Chinese character script. Enjoy looking around, suggestions, corrections, applause, etc, is welcomed!

* Software to View Chinese Japanese and Korean Characters

otherwise known as CJK characters. Get some shareware software from this page of links.
Work by other Authors at this site
* Mao Ze Dong's Ancestry Hakka?

* A word from Dr. C.F. Lau a.k.a. Liu Zin Fad Liu2 Zin3 Fad5 has a Hakka dictionary in print (1997) ISBN 962-201-750-9. Below is some of his work on the Hag5Ga1 input he has used to encompass the majority of Hakka subdialects of SE Asia.
C1 Dr. Lau's most recent update on his Pinfa
This file is 122887 bytes. Requires a Big5 interpreter.
C2 hagahk.zip
For download as an input method; 55489 bytes
B1 Dr. Lau's 1998 update on his Pinfa
This file is 91136 bytes. Requires a Big5 interpreter.
B2 hagfa98b.zip
For download as an input method; 42580 bytes
A1 Hakka Romanisation or PinFa by Dr. C.F. Lau
Original file, since been expanded, see below.
A2 Original Zip File from where PinFa contents is taken.
This is also a large file of 149508 bytes.
* Text form of "pinfajsh.doc"
Text file needs BIG5 interpreter. See software page above.

* My email to Dr. Lau about the close correlation between SaTdiuGok Romanisation and his PinFa systems
* Dictionary Mandarin, Cantonese, and what started my journey to a Hakka Romanisation

Before you email me with a query...


  • Chinese Characters and PenStroke Count
    Perhaps the most important thing about writing Chinese characters is the "how to". Sat 10th April 1999
  • ShiYun Rhymes
    106 Rhyme characters of the ShiYun tradtion. Mon 21 Dec 1998
  • Numbers and Phonology
    Chinese, Korean, Japanese and Vietnamese readings and some points about the development of Chinese that can be deduced from them. Fri 11 Dec 1998
  • Etudes
    An index to Karlgren's Phonologie. Wed 2 Dec 1998
  • Chinese Chops
    Their use and appearance. Thu 20 Aug 1998
  • Cantonese Tones.
    How to remember tone numbers in Cantonese. Sun 2 Aug 1998
  • Chinese Abacus
    As a kid, I had no idea how to use one after getting one as a gift. Learn some techniques here.
  • Hakka Language FAQ
    Moved to HTML form Tuesday 10 March 1998

    More Hakka Pages

    Two tales told in the Sa Tdiu Gok dialect.

    * Legend of the Fu-Hok
    * Child Eating Zung Ga Ma
    Hakka Language as a link to the past

    * Pre-modern Chinese and Writing
    * Hakka and Japanese Sound Similarities
    * Chinese Tone Classifications
    * Date History of China
    * Influence of Chinese Writing
    Family, kinship and relations

    * Generation Names
    * Kinship and Clanship in Chinese society
    * Tsang Generation Names
    from Mr. Roger I. Chen. Sunday 7.Dec.1997
    This page was created on Friday 10th July 1998.
    It was recently updated on Monday 31 January 2000

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