Unit 5: Verbs of Existence, and Agentive, Locative, and Objective Cases

Inscribed stones at a sacred site in Sikkim.

In this unit, you will continue to learn about patterns in Classical Tibetan, with a more detailed presentation of verbs of existence, including their negative forms. You'll also learn about the agentive (third) case, and get an introduction to the locative (seventh) and objective (second) cases.

This unit follows the presentation of these topics found in Chapter 13 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.