Concise Tibetan grammar

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Aryjna
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Concise Tibetan grammar

Post by Aryjna » Mon Sep 03, 2018 7:28 am

Does anyone know of a good concise grammar for Tibetan, which briefly covers structure, important particles etc.?

It seems Tibetan grammar is very simple when it comes to sadhana texts at least, so with a good idea of the grammar it should be easy to translate sadhanas by using a dictionary. Even the vocabulary seems to be 50% the same in most cases. However, although I have found many books, they are either large volumes, focused on colloquial Tibetan, or employ a very informal approach in a teach yourself style which is inferior and unhelpful when it comes to getting a comprehensive picture of the grammar.

Any primers that use religious texts would be useful as well.

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Re: Concise Tibetan grammar

Post by ratna » Mon Sep 03, 2018 8:08 am

An Introduction to Classical Tibetan by Stephen Hodge would seem to fit the bill.

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Re: Concise Tibetan grammar

Post by Aryjna » Mon Sep 03, 2018 8:22 am

ratna wrote:
Mon Sep 03, 2018 8:08 am
An Introduction to Classical Tibetan by Stephen Hodge would seem to fit the bill.
Thanks, it looks good.

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