Hand-book of Colloquial Tibetan: A Practical Guide to the Language of Central Tibet ...

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Thacker, Spink and Company, 1894 - Tibetan language - 372 pages

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Page 172 - Jangthang is coated by a short succulent grass, which from May to August covers the undulations with the softest of green carpets, extending far away, and visible for even 50 or 60 miles in the clear crisp atmosphere prevailing. But beyond the abundant grass, nothing else will grow on this high land ; there is no wood or scrub of any kind for fuel ; and, in a word, the products of the earth are solely suited for graminivorous animals, which run wild in enormous numbers, as the yak, goat, sheep, deer,...
Page 172 - Lake ; in a word, it stands above the perpetual line of snow in Europe, and hence this expanse of land, which otherwise would be invaluable, is utterly unfit for cultivation...
Page 172 - ... eastwards, rapidly losing its characteristics and merging into the cultivated lands of China. Its length is about 1,500 miles, and in area it is some 480,000 sq.
Page 172 - It is said the grass docs seed, and most probably is propagated chiefly by that means; but other seeds, as of wheat or barley, though they germinate and produce fodder for cattle, yield...
Page 131 - Wherever он occurs in these pages it will be best understood (when spoken by Englishmen) if it is sounded merely aa к. Thus ghang " what," may be conveniently pronounced kang ; ghá-ра, " where/
Page 195 - Also, made np of three colours, red, yellow, and blue, arranged flounce-like one above the other, with a white flounce between each colour; and placed on tops of poles which are planted in the ground near temples and chhortens.
Page 192 - Ta-tt'ang : special schools or " chairs " established within the larger monasteries, for the teaching of particular doctrines and generally endowed with property, land, Ac. P*«fc: a recluse's cave, often inaccessible to outsiders, and usually such caverns are found together in a colony styled Ri-('<>i Name also given to any set of hermits' cells, not necessarily caverns.
Page 195 - Closed in at top where it narrows so as to be often almost like a shut umbrella, and sometimes surmounted by metal trident.
Page 172 - Jángt'ang sufferer diminution from one cause only — the occasional extreme severity of winter, when, deprived of grass, they die by thousands, aa their skeletons testify."] The gun is not loaded : Giro me another gun ; When I.

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