A Grammar of the Tibetan Language: Literary and Colloquial

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Motilal Banarsidass Publ., 1996 - Tibetan language - 398 pages
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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

12
12
The Fourteen Consonants to which j may be subjoined
22
The Definite Article
27
Initial Letters and the Prefixes each may take
28
The Eleven Final Duplications
37
Writing and Punctuation
45
Spelling
50
3
52
15
162
24
168
Indefinite Pronouns
169
33
194
34
201
uST To
215
37
226
3kCJ To have 37 Sjafrr To
229

Transliteration
55
Indicative and Differentiating Particles
57
The Gases and their Signs
61
The Nominative Case
62
The Vocative Case
63
The Genitive Case
65
The Noun
67
The Agentive Case
68
The Locative Case
69
The Periodal or Durational Case
71
The Modal Case
73
The Ablative Case
75
The Terminative or Transitive Case
77
Numerals 1 The Cardinal Numbers
82
The Cardinals according to Alphabetk al Enumera tion
85
1 Pronunciation
86
Conjunctions
87
Ordinal Numbers
88
S Aggregates
89
Adverbial Cardinal Numbers
90
Ordinal
91
Noun Substantives
93
B Inflexion
107
III
113
1
125
The Pronoun
135
Ordinary Personal Pronouns
144
Reflexive Possessive Pronouns
145
11
147
The Reciprocal Pronoun
150
VTII Interrogative Pronouns
153
B Correlative Pronouns
160
39
235
The Verb 207 228 229 245 246 I Preliminary 289
239
Auxiliary Verbs
243
Auxiliary Particles r Setc
244
2 ? T T etc
245
5 p
247
6 CJ and W
248
7 8ft
249
10 OJ 252
252
VI
299
Continuatives
304
Finality or Accomplishment
305
Frequentatives
306
Use of the Perfect Root in the Colloquial
307
Syntax
308
Colloquial RJfTO To be present To exist To be
310
Literary Ditto
315
Colloquial OWE? To be
320
Literary Ditto
325
WKCJ To have to possess
331
Literary Ditto
340
Passive 4Rooted Colloquial Verb 5 To be sent
349
Active oneRooted Colloquial Verb SICCT To see
354
Neuter oneRooted Colloquial Verb rpCr To be glad To rejoice
360
Literary Ditto
361
Passive 4Rooted Literary Verb CSJ or ftcWg To be sent
368
Active 2Rooted Colloquial Verb OST Togo
371
Literary Ditto
378
2Rooted Literary Verb 3 To become etc
383
Active 4Rooted Colloquial Verb 3I To
387
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