The New Tibetan English Dictionary of Modern Tibetan

This most current Tibetan-English dictionary surpasses existing dictionaries in both scope and comprehensiveness.

The New Tibetan English Dictionary of Modern Tibetan

This most current Tibetan-English dictionary surpasses existing dictionaries in both scope and comprehensiveness.

English Tibetan Dictionary of Modern Tibetan

The first scholarly English-Tibetan dictionary, as well as the only one that is semantically sensitive, this work specifies the Tibetan terms that correspond to the submeanings of a single English term.

English Tibetan Dictionary of Modern Tibetan

The liberalization of political and intellectual life in China and the rise of Tibetan exile communities throughout the world have produced a resurgence of spoken and written Tibetan. These developments, together with increasing contacts between Western scholars and Tibetans, have created a widening circle of English-speakers—in government, business, academia, and elsewhere—who need to speak or write Tibetan with precision and clarity. For these people, and for others who want to communicate with Tibetans in their own language, Professor Goldstein's Dictionary will be an indispensable aid. The first scholarly English-Tibetan dictionary, as well as the only one that is semantically sensitive, this work specifies the Tibetan terms that correspond to the submeanings of a single English term. Containing roughly 16,000 main entries, most of which have multiple subentries, the Dictionary treats a total of 45,000 lexical items. Each entry includes both the written Tibetan orthography and a phonemic notation to indicate pronunciation. Grammatical features are also noted, and all examples of usage are presented with the romanticization of the written Tibetan and phonemic notation of the spoken forms. An introductory essay familiarizes users with the main features of Tibetan grammar.

Essentials of Modern Literary Tibetan

This book will allow beginners to understand the logic of Tibetan grammar and syntax through graded readings and narrative explanations.

Essentials of Modern Literary Tibetan

"Half of the words are read by implication." This Tibetan saying explains the main difficulty Westerners face in learning to read Tibetan fluently. This book will allow beginners to understand the logic of Tibetan grammar and syntax through graded readings and narrative explanations. The large glossary, which is indexed by page, will serve as an invaluable reference grammar for readers of Tibetan at all levels. The reading course includes a wide range of modern literary styles from literature, history, current affairs, newspapers, and even communist political essays.

Bibliographies of Mongolian Manchu Tungus and Tibetan Dictionaries

XVIII , 833 pages ( Publications in the languages of Asia.1 ) Tibetan — > English ; the supplement ( 787 ff . ) contains material from the Tha - sñad gsar - bsgrigs < 31 > ; the complete emphasis of Buck's dictionary is on modern ...

Bibliographies of Mongolian  Manchu Tungus  and Tibetan Dictionaries

"Based on three slightly differently organised manuscripts"--P. [7]

The Struggle for Modern Tibet The Autobiography of Tashi Tsering

... in Tibet and is the author of A History of Modern Tibet: The Demise of the Lamaist State, Nomads of Western Tibet: The Survival of a Way of Life, and a number of other books and articles including an English-Tibetan Dictionary of ...

The Struggle for Modern Tibet  The Autobiography of Tashi Tsering

This captivating autobiography by a Tibetan educator and former political prisoner is full of twists and turns. Born in 1929 in a Tibetan village, Tsering developed a strong dislike of his country's theocratic ruling elite. As a 13-year-old member of the Dalai Lama's personal dance troupe, he was frequently whipped or beaten by teachers for minor infractions. A heterosexual, he escaped by becoming a drombo, or homosexual passive partner and sex-toy, for a well-connected monk. After studying at the University of Washington, he returned to Chinese-occupied Tibet in 1964, convinced that Tibet could become a modernized society based on socialist, egalitarian principles only through cooperation with the Chinese. Denounced as a 'counterrevolutionary' during Mao's Cultural Revolution, he was arrested in 1967 and spent six years in prison or doing forced labor in China. Officially exonerated in 1978, Tsering became a professor of English at Tibet University in Lhasa. He now raises funds to build schools in Tibet's villages, emphasizing Tibetan language and culture.

Compounds and Compounding in Old Tibetan Vol 1

Tibetan English Dictionary of Modern Tibetan. Kathmandu: Ratna Pustak Bhandar. ———1991. Essentials of modern literary Tibetan: a reading course and reference grammar. New Delhi: Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers. ———2001.

Compounds and Compounding in Old Tibetan  Vol  1

Old Tibetan documents are the oldest extant monuments of the Tibetan language. Their exploration, although successfully flourishing in the last two decades, has been considerably impeded by often unintelligible and obsolete vocabulary that was bound to the particular cultural and political context of the Tibetan Empire that collapsed in the 840s CE. The present publication aims at clarifying a part of this vocabulary by examining nearly 400 Old Tibetan compounds. In Part I an attempt has been undertaken to define a compound and to provide the first linguistic classification of Old Tibetan compounds. Part II concentrates on a lexicological analysis of the compounds and strives to explain their etymology, word-formation, and usage in Old Tibetan. Contents of Volume 1: Introduction, Indices, References, Part I: Compounding in Old Tibetan, Part II: Old Tibetan Compounds. Lexicological Analysis. Lexemes 1-119

Spoken Tibetan Basics

Say it in Tibetan. Paljor Publications PVT. Dictionaries • Goldstein, 1999. English -Tibetan Dictionary of Modern Tibetan. Dharamsala: Library of Tibetan Works and Archives. • Norbu Chophel, 2009. New Tibetan - English Dictionary.

Spoken Tibetan Basics

This text is best viewed in pdf format. Download this and other free original texts from my website: TenazinTharpa.com. A spoken Tibetan language primer: a no-nonsense approach to learning spoken Tibetan.

Tibetan

Modern Literary Tibetan (Occasional Papers of the Wolfenden Society 5). Urbana: University of Illinois. Goldstein, Melvyn C. 1975. Tibetan-English Dictionary of Modern Tibetan (Bibliotheca Himalayica 2nd series, 9).

Tibetan

The Tibetan language comprises a wide range of spoken and written varieties whose known history dates from the 7th century AD to the present day. Its speakers inhabit a vast area in Central Asia and the Himalayas extending into seven modern nation states, while its abundant literature includes much of vital importance to the study of Buddhism. After surveying all the known varieties of Tibetan, including their geographical and historical background, this book concentrates on a phonological and grammatical description of the modern spoken Lhasa dialect, the standard spoken variety. The grammatical framework which has been specially devised to describe this variety is then applied to the written varieties of Preclassical and Classical Tibetan, demonstrating the fundamental unity of the language. The writing system is outlined, though all examples and texts are given in roman script and where appropriate, the International Phonetic Alphabet. The volume includes a comprehensive bibliography.

Relative Tense and Aspectual Values in Tibetan Languages

1994 Tibetan-English dictionary ofModern Tibetan. 4th. edition. (Bibliotheca Himalayica series 11, 7.) Kathmandu: Ratna Pustak Bhandar (GOL). Goldstein, Melvin C. and Nawang Nomang 1970 Modern spoken Tibetan: Lhasa dialect.

Relative Tense and Aspectual Values in Tibetan Languages

This study presents a comparative approach to a universal theory of TENSE, ASPECT and MOOD, combining the methods of comparative and historical linguistics, fieldwork, text linguistics, and philology. The parts of the book discuss and describe (i) the concepts of TENSE, ASPECT and MOOD; (ii) the Tibetan system of RELATIVE TENSE and aspectual values, with main sections on Old and Classical Tibetan, “Lhasa” Tibetan, and East Tibetan (Amdo and Kham); and (iii) West Tibetan (Ladakhi, Purik, Balti); Part (iv) presents the comparative view. Discussing the similarities and differences of temporal and aspectual concepts, the study rejects the general claim that ASPECT is a linguistic universal. A new linguistic concept, FRAMING, is introduced in order to account for the aspect-like conceptualisations found in, e.g., English. The concept of RELATIVE TENSE or taxis, may likewise not be universal. Among the Tibetan varieties, West Tibetan is unique in having fully grammaticalized the concept of ABSOLUTE TENSE. West Tibetan is compared diachronically with Old and Classical Tibetan (documented since the mid 8th century) and synchronically with several contemporary Tibetan varieties. The grammaticalized forms of each variety are described on the basis of their employment in discourse. The underlying general function of the Tibetan verbal system is thus shown to be that of RELATIVE TENSE. Secondary aspectual functions are described for restricted contexts. A special focus on the pragmatic or metaphorical use of present tense constructions in Tibetan leads to a typology of narrative conventions. The last part also offers some suggestions for the reconstruction of the Proto-Tibetan verb system.

Knowledge and Context in Tibetan Medicine

“'Female Nectar': A Study of Hybridity and Gender in Contemporary Tibetan Medical Literature on Menstruation.” Asian Medicine 6, no. ... Translated into English by Cai Jingfeng. ... The New Tibetan-English Dictionary of Modern Tibetan.

Knowledge and Context in Tibetan Medicine

Knowledge and Context in Tibetan Medicine is a collection of essays dedicated to the description and interpretation of Tibetan medical knowledge across different historical, cultural, and intellectual contexts.

Proceedings of the Tenth Seminar of the IATS 2003 Volume 11 Tibetan Modernities

Tibetan Frontier Families: Reflections of Three Generations from D'ing-ri. Durham: Carolina Academic Press. ... Some considerations concerning the modern situation in Tibet. ... Tibetan-English Dictionary of Modern Tibetan.

Proceedings of the Tenth Seminar of the IATS  2003  Volume 11  Tibetan Modernities

This book, the first scholarly publication in the West to provide detailed documentation of modern life in contemporary Tibet, presents the cutting-edge field work carried out by an interdisciplinary group of researchers studying caste, pop music, media, painting, education, economics, childbirth and environment in Tibetan communities today.

A Tibetan English Dictionary

With Special Reference to the Prevailing Dialects, to which is Added an English-Tibetan Vocabulary Heinrich August Jäschke ... of persons whose main purpose is to be taught how to write and speak the modern Tibetan tongue .

A Tibetan English Dictionary

Jaschke's classic work, first published in 1881 and still invaluable to students, is now reprinted in paperback for the first time. The dictionary is essential for textual interpretation, particularly of Buddhist philosophy. Sanskrit equivalents are provided.

Proceedings of the Tenth Seminar of the IATS 2003 Volume 11 Tibetan Modernities

Some considerations concerning the modern situation in Tibet. Paper presented at the Xth Seminar of the International Association of Tibetan Studies, Oxford 2003. Goldstein, Melvyn C. 1975. Tibetan-English Dictionary of Modern Tibetan.

Proceedings of the Tenth Seminar of the IATS  2003  Volume 11  Tibetan Modernities

This book, the first scholarly publication in the West to provide detailed documentation of modern life in contemporary Tibet, presents the cutting-edge field work carried out by an interdisciplinary group of researchers studying caste, pop music, media, painting, education, economics, childbirth and environment in Tibetan communities today.

The Sino Tibetan Languages

Denwood, Philip (1999) Tibetan. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. Duanmu, San (1991) 'An autosegmental analysis of tone in four Tibetan languages', LTBA 15.1:65–91. Goldstein, Melvyn (1975) TibetanEnglish Dictionary of Modern Tibetan.

The Sino Tibetan Languages

There are more native speakers of Sino-Tibetan languages than of any other language family in the world. Our records of these languages are among the oldest for any human language, and the amount of active research on them has multiplied in the last few decades. Now in its second edition and fully updated to include new research, The Sino-Tibetan Languages includes overview articles on individual languages, with an emphasis on the less commonly described languages, as well as descriptions and comments on the subgroups in which they occur. There are overviews of the whole family on genetic classification and language contact, syntax and morphology, and also on word order typology. There are also more detailed overview articles on the phonology, morphosyntax, and writing system of just the Sinitic side of the family. Supplementing these overviews are articles on Shanghainese, Cantonese and Mandarin dialects. Tibeto-Burman is reviewed by genetic or geographical sub-group, with overview articles on some of the major groups and areas, and there are also detailed descriptions of 41 individual Tibeto-Burman languages, written by world experts in the field. Designed for students and researchers of Asian languages, The Sino-Tibetan Languages is a detailed overview of the field. This book is invaluable to language students, experts requiring concise, but thorough, information on related languages, and researchers working in historical, typological and comparative linguistics.

Give Constructions across Languages

Lhasa: Tibet University Press. Goldstein, M. C. (1984). English-Tibetan dictionary of modern Tibetan. Univ of California Press. https://doi.org/10.1525/9780520907485 Goldstein, M. C., & Kashi, T. D. (1978). Tibetan English Dictionary of ...

Give Constructions across Languages

This cognitive contrastive study of ten languages (Chinese, Dalabon, English, French, Spanish, Romanian, Kurdish, Khmer, Polish, Tibetan) focuses on the concept of giving from six main points of view, namely argument structure, lexical semantics and event structure, role marking in the three argument construction and in other constructions, lexicalization, grammaticalization and constructionalization of the verb from a cognitive construction grammar point of view, and central and extended meanings. It is proposed that a continuum approach to grammar and lexicon is needed in order to describe the typological and historical facts. The volume argues for a concrete and abstract transfer ‘cluster model’ involving coverage of lexical and grammatical extension or bleaching phenomena and that the semantic extensions (metaphorical and otherwise) exploit various portions of this schema. The volume is deeply anchored in the Cognitive Construction Grammar theoretical movement, and proposes analyses of constructional phenomena to illustrate a grammar to lexicon continuum, in synchrony and diachrony: language change, grammaticalization chains, constructionalization analysis, and an invariant hypothesis of giving as a basic activity in human cognition.

Tibetan Rituals of Death

(2000) The Tibetan Book of the Dead: the Great Liberation through Hearing in the Bardo, Boston: Shambhala. ... Goldstein, M.C. (1999) English-Tibetan Dictionary of Modern Tibetan, rev. edn, Dharamsala: Library of Tibetan Works and ...

Tibetan Rituals of Death

This book describes and analyses the structure and performance of Tibetan Buddhist death rituals, and situates that performance within the wider context of Buddhist death practices generally. Drawing on a detailed and systematic comparative survey of existing records of Tibetan funerary practices, including historical travel accounts, anthropological and ethnographic literature, Tibetan texts and academic studies, it demonstrates that there is no standard form of funeral in Tibetan Buddhism, although certain elements are common. The structure of the book follows the twin trajectories of benefiting the deceased and protecting survivors; in the process, it reveals a rich and complex panoply of activities, some handled by religious professionals and others by lay persons. This information is examined to identify similarities and differences in practices, and the degree to which Tibetan Buddhist funeral practices are consistent with the mortuary rituals of other forms of Buddhism. A number of elements in these death rites which at first appear to be unique to Tibetan Buddhism may only be ‘Tibetan’ in their surface characteristics, while having roots in practices which pre-date the transmission of Buddhism to Tibet. Filling a gap in the existing literature on Tibetan Buddhism, this book poses research challenges that will engage future scholars in the field of Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism and Anthropology.