A Grammar of the Tibetan Language: Literary and Colloquial
In this volume the author has dealt with both literary and colloquial Tibetan mostly in use around Lhasa. The important and elusive subjects of Pronunciation and spelling are given on principle more systematic and accurate treatment highlighting the subtle distinctions. The so-called Verb has also been elaborately treated keeping in view the genius of the Tibetan sentence, the construction of which is unique.
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The Passive Voice
Finality or Accomplishment XIII Desideratives
Use of the PERFECT Root in the Colloquial
Gli APPENDIX OF CONJUGATIONS I COLLOQUIAL WET To be present To exist To be II LITERARY Ditto
2 གིས གྱིས ཀྱིས
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COLLOQUIAL T To be IV LITERARY Ditto v 5 To have to possess VI Active Transitive 4Rooted COLLOQUIAL Verb
གཏོངབ To 8end
Passive 4Rooted COLLOQUIAL Ve be sent
Active oneRooted COLLOQTIAL Verb
Neuter oneRooted COLLOQUIAL Verb 597957
Passive 4Rooted LITERARY Verb 271555 or 171559gTo be sent XIII Active 2Rooted COLLOQUIAL Verb 217 To go XIV LITERARY Ditto XV ...
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according Active added adjective adverb affix Agent allowed annexed auxiliary become called changes Colloquial common connection consonant construction Definite English Equivalent EXAMPLES exist expression fact Feminine final Future Future Root genitive Gerund give horizontal horse idea Imperative Indicative INDICATIVE MOOD Infinitive Initial John killed Lama language letter Literary Tibetan Matt means MOOD Name negative never noun Participle particle Past Perfect Root Perhaps Periphrastic persons phrase Pitch plural possess preceding prefix Present Present Root probably pronounced pronunciation qualified reference regards rejoice rendered represented seen sent sentence short signifying simple sometimes sound stroke subjoined substantive syllable takes tense Terminative things Thou Tibet usually verb Verbal vowel-sign vowels write ya-tā དེ ནི འདུག ཡིན ཡིན་པ ཡོད ཡོད་པ རེད