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The Mandarin Primer

The Mandarin Primer

Moses Asch produced these recordings with Chao Yuan Ren to accompany his book, The Mandarin Primer, written in 1948. Chao Yuan Ren was an influential linguist in the United States. He conceived and developed Gwoyeu Romatzyh (abbreviated GR), which became the standard system for Romanizing Mandarin text in 1928 until it was replaced by Hanyu Pinyin in 1958. The notes that accompany this album utilize GR, demonstrating the use of “tone spelling” for Romanization. This album represents an important landmark in the development of the Romanization of the Chinese language.



摩西•艾什先生和赵元任先生一起制作的这套专辑是赵于1948年编写的《国语入门》教科书的配套教学用具。赵元任先生是一位在美国影响深远的语言学家。他所构思设计的国语罗马字系统(缩写为GR)于1928年成为国语罗马字化的标准体系,直到1958年才被汉语拼音所取代。专辑内页使用国语罗马字体系以展现罗马字化体系对音调拼写的运用。这张专辑是中文罗马字化发展史的重要里程碑。

Track Listing

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Lesson A1, Single Tones Yuen Ren Chao 4:17
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Lesson A2, Tones in Combinations Yuen Ren Chao 2:08
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Lesson A3, The Neutral Tone Yuen Ren Chao 2:00
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Lesson B1, Difficult Consonants Yuen Ren Chao 2:55
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Lesson B2, Difficult Vowels Yuen Ren Chao 2:00
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Lesson B3, Easy Sounds, Hard to Remember Yuen Ren Chao 5:00
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Lesson C1, Initials; Lesson C2, Finals Yuen Ren Chao 1:56
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Lesson C2, Exercise; Lesson C3, 2nd Tone Finals Yuen Ren Chao 1:52
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Lesson C3, Exercise; Lesson C4, 3rd Tone Finals Yuen Ren Chao 1:31
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Lesson C4, Exercise; Lesson C5, 4th Tone Finals Yuen Ren Chao 2:17
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Lesson C5, Exercises Yuen Ren Chao 2:15
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Lesson C8, Exercise (g), General Dictation Yuen Ren Chao 3:40
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Lesson D1, Tone Sandhi for I and BU; Lesson D2, Two-Syllable Groups; Lesson D3, Three-Syllable Groups Yuen Ren Chao 6:20
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Lesson 1, You, I, and He "Four Men" Yuen Ren Chao 3:30
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Ex. 3, Comments Yuen Ren Chao 1:45
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Ex. 4, Questions to Answer Yuen Ren Chao 1:53
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Lesson 2, Things Yuen Ren Chao 4:20
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Ex. 3, Comments Yuen Ren Chao 1:42
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Ex. 4, Questions to Answer Yuen Ren Chao 1:23
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Ex. 5, Contrasting Questions Yuen Ren Chao 1:41
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Ex. 6, Close and Open Forms of Questions Yuen Ren Chao 1:30
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Lesson 3, Speaking Chinese Yuen Ren Chao 3:05
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Ex. 1, Questions to Answer Yuen Ren Chao 1:26
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Ex. 2, On the Form SH....DE Yuen Ren Chao 1:10
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Ex. 3, Interjections of Assent & Dissent Yuen Ren Chao 1:36
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Lesson 4, Telephoning Yuen Ren Chao 4:15
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Ex. 1, Questions to Answer Yuen Ren Chao 1:33
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Ex. 4, Filling out Blanks Yuen Ren Chao 2:16
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Ex. 5, Forms of Definition Yuen Ren Chao 1:31
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Lesson 5, Up, Down, Left, Right, Front, Back, and Middle Yuen Ren Chao 5:25
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Ex. 1, Comments & Ex. 2, Questions to Answer Yuen Ren Chao 1:33
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Ex. 3, Why and Because Yuen Ren Chao 1:30
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Ex. 4, Cannot and Does Not Yuen Ren Chao 2:22
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Lesson 6, A Smoke Ring Yuen Ren Chao 1:07
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Ex. 1, Questions to Answer Yuen Ren Chao 4:12
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Ex. 2, Previously, Later, and Now Yuen Ren Chao 1:43
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Ex. 3, The Pretransitive BAA Yuen Ren Chao 1:02
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Lesson 7, Mr. Can't Stop Talking Yuen Ren Chao 4:29
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Ex. 1, Questions to Answer; Ex. 2, Bigger and Not So Big Ex. 3, Not Until and As Soon As; Ex. 4, Not Until; Ex 5, LAI Yuen Ren Chao 2:37
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Lesson 8, Antonyms Yuen Ren Chao 5:20
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Ex. 2, Comments and Paraphrasing Yuen Ren Chao 1:44
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Lesson 9, A Good Man Yuen Ren Chao 4:12
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Lesson 10, The Tailless Ray Yuen Ren Chao 4:58
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Ex., Dictation of Paraphrased Story Yuen Ren Chao 8:20
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Lesson 11, Watching the Year Out Yuen Ren Chao 5:35
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Lesson 12, A Rescue at Sea Yuen Ren Chao 5:32
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Lesson 13, Inquiring After a Sick Man Yuen Ren Chao 4:33
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Lesson 14, Conversation with the Doctor Yuen Ren Chao 4:30
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Lesson 15, World Geography Yuen Ren Chao 5:10
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Lesson 16, Chinese Geography Yuen Ren Chao 5:24
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Lesson 17, Talking About the Industrial Co-ops Yuen Ren Chao 5:12
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Ex. 1, Questions to Answer Yuen Ren Chao 1:50
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Lesson 18, To the Minsheng Works Yuen Ren Chao 4:33
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Lesson 19, Renting a House Yuen Ren Chao 5:43
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Ex. 3, Story from the Keeper's Point of View Yuen Ren Chao 2:10
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Lesson 20, "The Walrus and the Carpenter" Yuen Ren Chao 5:52
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Lesson 21, Listening and Listening In Yuen Ren Chao 6:20
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Ex. 2, Dictation of Paraphrased Story Yuen Ren Chao 5:26
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Lesson 22, Studying the Chinese Classics Yuen Ren Chao 5:42
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Lesson 23, The Vernacular Literature Movement Yuen Ren Chao 6:09
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Lesson 24, An American Makes a Speech Yuen Ren Chao 4:42
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Ex. 1, Conversation Between Boy and Girl Students Yuen Ren Chao 4:23

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