Unit 1: Words and Parts of Speech

Going to Lhasa!

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.

Click on the blue bars below to reveal each of the five parts of this unit. When you have completed each part, if you are enrolled in a course with an instructor, go to the My Progress page and let the instructor know you have completed your work; you can also provide feedback to the instructor on how your work is going. If you have a Nettle account, when you leave this site and come back, your progress will have been logged so you can continue where you left off.