A Basic Grammar of Modern Spoken Tibetan

A Basic Grammar of Modern Spoken Tibetan

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Author: Tashi
Publisher: Library of Tibetan Works & Archives
Year: 2001
Language: multilingual
Pages: 184
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8185102740


This book presents the grammar rules as clearly as possible with a number of simple examples, so that it may be used by anyone who has no previous knowledge of spoken Tibetan. The English translations follow the Tibetan in order to help students understand both its meaning and form.

This book is written in a style which is completely different from the old traditional method. Moreover, it had been entirely based upon the modern colloquial grammatical rules, keeping in view the present requirements of the students. This method will truly benefit students and help them to learn both spoken and literary Tibetan.

A Basic Grammar of Modern Spoken Tibetan is written for those non-Tibetan who have a keen interest in learning the proper rules of spoken Tibetan grammar. This book is based on author's twelve years of experience in teaching Tibetan language at the Library of Tibetan Works and Archives, Dharamsala and one year teaching and studying in the U S A.


Introduction of Tibetan Alphabet
Thirty consonants with Romanization Transliteration

How to draw the thirty consonants in U-Chen

Names of the Vowel sings

Three Types of Superscribed or surmounting Letters

Four Types of Subjoined Letters

The Tibetanised Sanskrit Letters
& The Five Prefixes with Examples

The Ten Suffixes with Examples

The Two-Post-Suffixes with examples
Some of the Important note with examples

The Sentence

The Noun: Kinds of Nouns

The Verb

The Adjective

The Pronoun: Kinds of Pronouns

The Preposition

The Adverb: Kinds of Adverbs

Verb Complements or Different Tense Endings

Articles (a, An, The)

The Definite Article (The)

How to use the verb

How to use Tibetan Word
In Different ways with examples

Use of Tibetan Word with examples

Interrogative Particles with examples

Use of ing with examples

Use of Song with examples

Use of Shag with Examples

Genitives & Possessive with examples

Instrumentives with examples

Four Negative Particles with examples

Instrumentive with examples

Four Negative Particles with examples

Use of rang in different ways with different meanings examples

Verbal compounds which consist of a noun & verb

Use of khan with examples

Changing of the sounds with Effect of prefixes to the Root Letters with examples

How to convert a Noun Into a Verb with use of Verbalizers with Examples

How to use dang in different method & Meanings with examples

Use of pa, po, wa & pa with Different Nouns and Comparatives with examples

Use of ma ,mo with examples

Masculine & Feminine Gender with examples

Use of na with examples

Use of Tibetan Word with examples

Use of Tibetan Word with examples

Singular & Plural

The Infinitives

How the letter ba, is Pronounced wa


Sounds of the suffixes Tibetan Word with the root letter & Vowl signs

How to Use Vertical Slashes (shad) with examples

A List of Verbs in the three tenses with imperative

Common Idioms
Letter Writing

Some of the Grammatical Rules, which are summarized on the chart