Nanjing County is located at the southeast of Fujian province, Mainland China, and Meilin Township is at the northwestern region of Nanjing County. Hakka dialect is the primary language widely spread in the township; few people speak Taiwanese instead. Because of the demands for communication, a unique dialect, Meilin Hakka, was then developed. The author visited Meilin on the site, and searched the speech sounds and vocabulary of Meilin Hakka by the field study. This study was accomplished based on the collected data thereby.
There are six chapters in the study. Chapter 1 is the introduction presenting the motives and the purpose of this study, research methods, history, geographic position, reference discussion, and pronouncer profiles, which were analyzed by Field Study, Phonetic Description, Dialect Comparison, and Historical Comparison. Chapter 2 introduces the flat pronunciation system of Meilin Hakka according to the speech sound information in Meilin Township, and thus creates a table with the similar sound of Meilin Hakka. Chapter 3 makes a comparison between Meilin Hakka and the ancient Chinese sounds. Chapter 4 analyzes the speech sound features of Meilin Hakka. For example, the feature of the initial syllables includes (1) aspirated initial consonants and sub-initial consonants (2) jing(精), Juang(莊) ,Zhi(知), Jang(章) initial consonants (3) labial sound instead of components (4) lingual sounds such as Zhi(知), tzu(組), du(讀), ru(如) 、 (5) part of initial consonants such as xiao(曉) and xia(匣) pronounce 、 (6) difference between ni(泥) and lai(來) (7) part of initial consonants such as yi(疑) and ni(泥) pronounce 、 ; the feature of the final syllables includes (1) difference between the first sound and the second sound:「 」：「 」. The original and the new corresponding between vowels 「 」：「 」(2) the parallel phenomenon between classifier (3) the interflow between different sounds; the feature of the pronunciation includes Yinping(陰平) and Qu(去聲), and ying and yang sounds such as flat, up, going, and entering. Chapter 5 makes a comparison of Meilin Hakka and the 24 vocabulary items in Gaobei Yongding and Paiyeh Zhaoan. At last, Chapter 6 is the conclusion. We classify the phonetic system and the features of Meilin Hakka.||en_US|