of Modern Leteral Taiwanese"
1990, by Professor K-H Liim
This is the 1990 MLT textbook written by Prof. Liim for use in Thaepengkerng Presbytarian Church. All texts were typewrit-
ten by the author on an Apple-II computer. Alphabetical letters and symbols for original MLT sentences were adopted in accordance to its keyboard.
The Presbyterian Church at that time uses a Bible of Amoy dialect, which is typeset with the Church Romanized Writing (CRW) of 1930's. Srudents in the class were quite familiar with this bible and the letter uses therein.
As the IBM computer began to substitute Apple-II in 1996, the following letter changes were obliged for the typing on the keyboard of that computer.
(1) Now, the German phonetic letter  that was used before in correspondant to CRW's solitary "o" is abandoned. Only in case that this sound of Amoy dialect is to be noticed, an underline is written on the printed "o" to make it "o".
(2) The synbol ( + ) corres-
ponding to CRW's double hyphen "--" is now somewhat uneasy to type on the IBM keyboard, so it is replaced with the symbolic letter of "^" which is similarly a letter of two strokes and also denotes the meaning of a strong preceding word combined with a weakened latter word, a special combination in Taiwanese language.
Here shown is the original copy of the book of 1990. In English part of Chapters 9, 10, and 11, a liaison symbol (<) is temporarily introduced. This is a temporary measure and will never to be used in MLT sentences.
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本書是林繼雄教授在1990年時為台南太平境長老教會的台語文研討會所寫的首篇課本。 全篇課本使用當時的Apple-II家用電腦,自己打字來交印。 就因為如此, 現代文的文字記號是依照這個電腦的鍵盤上文字來設定的。 .