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A handbook of 'Phags-pa Chinese
AuthorCoblin, W. South
Pub. LocationHonoluluPublisherUniversity of Hawai'i Press
Date2007Phys. Desc.pdf. [xv, 307 p.]
LocationDigital ArchivesCall NumberPL402.C63 2007d
A handbook of 'Phags-pa Chinese / W. South Coblin.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 299-307) and indexes.

'Phags-pa Chinese script: its invention, textual attestation, and historical background -- Brief review of'Phags-pa Chinese studies -- Analysis and interpretation of the 'Phags-pa alphabet -- Structural and historical consideration of the 'Phags-pa Chinese sound system -- Glossary of 'Phags-pa Chinese forms -- Pinyin index to Chinese characters in the glossary -- Stroke order index to Chinese characters in the glossary -- Index to transliterated 'Phags-pa orthographic forms in the glossary.

"'Phags-pa is of immense importance for the study of premodern Chinese phonology. However, the script is difficult to read and interpret, and secondary materials on it are scattered and not easily obtained. The present book is intended as a practical introduction to 'Phags-pa Chinese studies and a guide for reading and interpreting the script. A Handbook of 'Phags-pa Chinese will be of special interest to Chinese historical phonologists and scholars concerned with the history and culture of China and Central Asia during the Yuan period (1279-1368 A.D.)"--Jacket.

Local access dig.pdf. [Coblin-Phags-pa Chinese.pdf].
Online via Gleeson Library.

Subject(s)Mongolian alphabet--Handbooks, manuals, etc.
'Phags-pa alphabet--Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Mongolian language--Phonology--Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Chinese language--Phonology--History
China--History--Yuan dynasty, 1260-1368
Chinese language--Middle Chinese, 1200-1919
SeriesABC Chinese dictionary series
Rec. TypeDigital Book (PDF)LanguageEnglish, Mongolian-Chinese
CollectionRicci Institute LibraryRec. #19885
ISBN9781435666016LCCN2005056867OCLC256489834