Unit 4: Declension, Nominative & Connective Cases, Nominative Verbs

Mantras on a stone, at Tashiding Monastery in Sikkim.

In this unit, you will continue to learn about patterns in Classical Tibetan, with an introduction to the eight cases in Classical Tibetan, focusing especially on the nominative and connective cases. You'll also learn about nominative verbs and linking verbs. This unit follows the presentation of these topics found in Chapter 12 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.

When you have completed each part, 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.