Chinese Without a Teacher (1922)
WITHOUT A TEACHER
BEING A COLLECTION OF
EASY AND USEFUL SENTENCES
IN THE MANDARIN DIALECT
WITH A VOCABULARY
HERBERT A. GILES, M. A., LL.D. (Aberdeen)
Professor of Chinese in the University of Cambridge.
PRINTED AND PUBLISHED BY
KELLY AND WALSH, LIMITED, SHANGHAI
1.—Do not sound the romanised letters.
2.—Wherever an inverted comma occurs, put in a strong aspirate.
3.—Ow is to be pronounced throughout as in how, and ü as in German, or as the French u.
All other combinations are to be pronounced strictly according to the requirements of the English alphabet.
TO THE LADIES AND TO THE MEMBERS
MERCANTILE, SEA-FARING AND SPORTING
COMMUNITIES OF CHINA,
MANY OF WHOM I HAVE SO OFTEN HEARD
EXPRESSING REGRET AT NOT KNOWING
"A FEW WORDS OF CHINESE,"
OR HAVE SEEN TURNING AWAY DISHEARTENED
FROM THE ELABORATE SYSTEMS OF
I OFFER THE FOLLOWING PAGES.