Beginning Tibetan I

School of Consciousness and Transformation PARA 6201 3.00

Description: Introduction to Classical Tibetan. History, range of literature. Invention of script. Learning the syllabary (30 consonants, four vowels). Structure of Tibetan Syllable, Combination of superscribed and subscribed letters. Prefix and suffix, and second suffix letters. Formation of Tibetan words. Use of dictionary. Nouns, adjectives, pronouns. Introduction to syntactical markers. Clauses, phrases, word order. Verbs. Exercises in Translation: Tibetan to English.

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