Peter T. Daniels wrote:
> Oy, take a look at Karlgren's Grammata Sinica (Recensa). And
> I don't see
> that he actually explains all the little flyspecks anywere!

The introductory chapters of Karlgren's "Analytic Dictionary of Chinese and
Sino-Japanese" (reprinted by Dover) explains his transcription in detail. I
have been told that many of his spelling conventions are borrowed from
Scandinavian dialectology.

_ Marco