- This Part is entirely in Japanese, and is paginated in reverse, in the Japanese way.
- It could do with an English-Language Index, as it’s difficult to work out how it’s structured without being able to read Japanese. There is a Japanese-Language Index, which is possible to make out without reading Japanese other than the numerals.
- Basically, pp. 1-119 are indexed to the 75 lessons in Part II ("Elisseeff (Serge), Reischauer (Edwin O.) & Yoshihashi (Takehiko) - Elementary Japanese for College Students: Part II - Vocabularies, Grammar and Notes"), and the text corresponds to that in Part III "Elisseeff (Serge), Reischauer (Edwin O.) & Yoshihashi (Takehiko) - Elementary Japanese for College Students: Part III - Romaji Text". The text is read column by column from top right to bottom left. A new Lesson is indicated by a column with the Lesson number in it, then the readings themselves appear read from top to bottom and right to left.
- There are some references to this Part in the Introduction:-
- At the back – pp. 121-147 – are a “series of writing charts designed to help the student to learn to write correctly hiragana, katakana and Chinese characters. The writing charts for the characters cover the new characters of the first twenty-six lessons. That was felt to be sufficient, since the vast majority of the other new characters of the text are made up of elements found in the characters of the first twenty-six lessons. On the right-hand side of the character writing charts are given the number of the “radical” of each character and the number of its additional strokes. This will help the student to familiarize himself with the “radical” system, which is so essential in learning to use Japanese and Chinese dictionaries”.
- Hiragana and katakana charts appear on pp. 149-150 (hand-written versions appear on pp. 121-122).
Harvard-Yenching Institute, Harvard University Press, Cambridge Massachusetts, 1944. Fifth printing, 1959.
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