A Basic Grammar of modern spoken Tibetan by Tashi

By Tashi

Tashi. A uncomplicated Grammar of recent spoken Tibetan
Labrary of Tibetan Works and documents, 2005. — 195 с.

— a pragmatic guide. — 81-85102-74-0
A easy Grammar of contemporary Spoken Tibetan is written for these non-Tibetan who've a willing curiosity in studying the right kind principles of spoken Tibetan grammar. This publication relies on my twelve years of expertise in educating Tibetan language on the Library of Tibetan Works and documents, Dharamsala and twelve months instructing and learning within the U.S.A. in the course of those years i've got gathered a number of notes which convey the typical grammatical difficulties of Tibetan language scholars. during this publication i've got attempted to offer the grammar principles as essentially as possiblewith a few easy examples, in order that it can be utilized by a person who has no past wisdom of spoken Tibetan. The English translations keep on with the Tibetan as heavily as attainable with a view to support scholars comprehend either its which means and shape. (from the preface through the author).

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Hi~ yak. There is nonelThere is none at all. Hi~ 26 Measurements gram gramme kilo kilo iki yiiz gram p ey nir two hundred grammes of cheese Remember, with numbers the noun is used in the singular in Turkish: Ud kilo et two kilos of meat metre metre santimetre or santim centimetre kilometre kilometre mil mile (nautical mile) Plaj iki kilometre uzakta. The beach is two kilometres away. litre litre on litre benzin ten titres of petrol 27 Interrogatives: kimde, nerede, 'where', 'how many') Kimde means 'on whom' (kim 'who' + de ka~ ('on whom', 'on~ 'at~ 'in').

Exercise 14 Translate the following: 1 Yatak odasmlD kaplsml kapadun. 2 Bu fincanlann hepsi giizel; siz hangisini alwmz? 3 Otelimizin banyosuz odasl yok. 4 I did not see the police car. , 5 Where are your guests? Didn't they come? 6 How many children do you have? 7 All of these jackets are nice, but the white one is very expensive. , Vocabulary "'miize museum : : i1gin~ interesting ~i hediye present; gift ;: §ey(ler) thing(s) ~:Note: you will also see an alternative plural form of §ey: etya, ~s in: ",hediyelik elya souvenirs (fazla much, extra ;~ulmak to find giine, banyosu sunbathing ;~~ :~ ,t~ ; ~ONVERSATION ~( !..

Aren't they rich? Adamlar zengin degil(ler) mi? Aren't the men rich? 18 Interrogatives: kim, ne, nasll ('who', 'what', 'how') kim means 'who' - plural kimler Kim yorgun(dur)? Who is tired? Kim doktor? Who is (a) doctor? Kimler ingiliz? Who is (Which people are) British? Kimler Turk? Who is (Which people are) Turkish? In the questions above, kim 'who' is the subject. These are non-verbal sentences; the third person singular "form of 'to be' -niR occupies the position ofa verb. However, as we explained in section 12, this SuffIX is generally omitted, so the absence of a personal SuffIX here indicates the third person: 'is' in English.

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