Unit 1: Words and Parts of Speech
This unit introduces the six types of words in Classical Tibetan: nouns, verbs, pronouns, adjectives, adverbs, and postpositions. It follows the presentation of these topics found in Chapter 9 of Translating Buddhism from Tibetan. Study that chapter carefully. Then, watch the lecture presentation below, memorize the chapter's vocabulary using Quizlet, practice the unit's exercises below, and use the reading sample below to work on your pronounciation.
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See presentation below, or follow external link.
See below, or follow external link.
Rearrange the following words so that they make the phrase below in correct Tibetan word order. For help, press the Colors button to color words according to their grammatical categories, or the Hint button to show word glosses when hovering over a word.
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