A Grammar of the Tibetan Language: Literary and Colloquial

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Motilal Banarsidass Publ., 1996 - Tibetan language - 396 pages
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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Contents

PRELIMINARY
1
oo spoon sa
7
The Five Prefixes
13
The Tone System
22
B INFLEXION
23
Writing and Punctuation
37
or
102
Page
117
The Passive Voice
276
Continuatives
304
Finality or Accomplishment XIII Desideratives
305
Frequentatives
306
Use of the PERFECT Root in the Colloquial
307
CHAPTER III
308
TERARY
315
Gli APPENDIX OF CONJUGATIONS I COLLOQUIAL WET To be present To exist To be II LITERARY Ditto
325

THE PRONOUN
135
Demonstrative Pronouns
147
POSTPOSITIONS
194
THE VERB
231
Preliminary
239
2 གིས གྱིས ཀྱིས
246
B The Supire
263
10 ལ
271
COLLOQUIAL T To be IV LITERARY Ditto v 5 To have to possess VI Active Transitive 4Rooted COLLOQUIAL Verb
331
གཏོངབ To 8end
339
Passive 4Rooted COLLOQUIAL Ve be sent
340
Active oneRooted COLLOQTIAL Verb
348
Neuter oneRooted COLLOQUIAL Verb 597957
360
Passive 4Rooted LITERARY Verb 271555 or 171559gTo be sent XIII Active 2Rooted COLLOQUIAL Verb 217 To go XIV LITERARY Ditto XV ...
368
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