Unit 3: Phrases, Clauses and Sentences

A shelf of Tibetan books in a monastic library in Sikkim, India.

In this unit, you will continue to learn about patterns in Classical Tibetan, with an introduction to how to form phrases, clauses, and sentences. You'll also learn about the five types of noun phrases. This unit follows the presentation of these topics found in Chapter 11 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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