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བོད་སྐད།

Postby Laoshu505000 » 2008-11-12, 18:44


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Re: བོད་སྐད།

Postby zhiguli » 2008-11-12, 20:26

hmm...wouldn't it make more sense to have *one thread* per language instead of starting a new one for every link you post?
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Re: བོད་སྐད།

Postby Laoshu505000 » 2008-11-12, 20:58

Yea, I thought about putting it in the other thread before. :oops:

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Re: Tibetanབོད་སྐད་/Dzongkhaརྫོང་ཁ

Postby Sean of the Dead » 2010-01-18, 0:17

Does anybody know any native or (close to) fluent speakers of Tibetan? How about any blogs or news sites, or forums? I like it a lot, and might learn it one day, but if I do I,d like to know where I could get help and to practice it. :D
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Re: Tibetanབོད་སྐད་/Dzongkhaརྫོང་ཁ

Postby księżycowy » 2010-01-18, 13:34

Sean of the Dead wrote:Does anybody know any native or (close to) fluent speakers of Tibetan? How about any blogs or news sites, or forums? I like it a lot, and might learn it one day, but if I do I,d like to know where I could get help and to practice it. :D

Actually I was just about to revive this forum with some grammar notes. I'm not a native speaker or anything, but I am currently starting to learn Tibetan.
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Re: Tibetanབོད་སྐད་/Dzongkhaརྫོང་ཁ

Postby księżycowy » 2010-01-18, 16:16

Ok, here is my first set of notes. As the Tibetan fonts don't work the best on Unilang :hmm:, I'm going to use pdf files for the my grammar notes. I'll attach the files to my posts when I have them done.

Please let me know if there are any problems with the pdf files.
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Re: Tibetanབོད་སྐད་/Dzongkhaརྫོང་ཁ

Postby Meera » 2010-01-19, 5:17

I love Tibetan!
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Re: Tibetanབོད་སྐད་/Dzongkhaརྫོང་ཁ

Postby księżycowy » 2010-01-19, 10:59

Meera wrote:I love Tibetan!

I second that! 8-)

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Re: Tibetanབོད་སྐད་/Dzongkhaརྫོང་ཁ

Postby Formiko » 2010-01-20, 5:55

I learned book in Tibetan as parma. Maybe it's a dialectal thing?
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Re: Tibetanབོད་སྐད་/Dzongkhaརྫོང་ཁ

Postby księżycowy » 2010-01-20, 11:46

Formiko wrote:I learned book in Tibetan as parma. Maybe it's a dialectal thing?

It might be. I looked it up again just to be sure, but my book says 'thep' for book. It could also be an Honorific, Literary, or Classical form. Got to love how Tibetan has sooo many different forms of a word!

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Re: Tibetanབོད་སྐད་/Dzongkhaརྫོང་ཁ

Postby Formiko » 2010-01-21, 4:24

księżycowy wrote:
Formiko wrote:I learned book in Tibetan as parma. Maybe it's a dialectal thing?

It might be. I looked it up again just to be sure, but my book says 'thep' for book. It could also be an Honorific, Literary, or Classical form. Got to love how Tibetan has sooo many different forms of a word!

I checked my Tibetan-English dictionary amd we're both right, however parma means "written document". When I learned the word, it also seemed to be used generically for magazines, newspapers, pamphlets, etc.
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Re: Tibetanབོད་སྐད་/Dzongkhaརྫོང་ཁ

Postby Riptide » 2010-01-21, 5:02

Sean of the Dead wrote:Does anybody know any native or (close to) fluent speakers of Tibetan? How about any blogs or news sites, or forums? I like it a lot, and might learn it one day, but if I do I,d like to know where I could get help and to practice it. :D

I have a couple of good friends that are native Tibetans. :)
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Postby Sean of the Dead » 2010-01-21, 5:12

:o Not fair! You should get them on here, or introduce Bryon and I to one or more of them on Skype to help us and to practice with. :D
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Re: Tibetanབོད་སྐད་/Dzongkhaརྫོང་ཁ

Postby księżycowy » 2010-01-21, 22:43

Formiko wrote:I checked my Tibetan-English dictionary amd we're both right, however parma means "written document". When I learned the word, it also seemed to be used generically for magazines, newspapers, pamphlets, etc.

Great to hear. I was afraid I [or the book] made a typo [which I seem to be good at]. Anyway, thanks for the help Formiko! And if I may ask, what dictionary to you have? I've been looking for a good English <--> Tibetan one.

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Re: Tibetanབོད་སྐད་/Dzongkhaརྫོང་ཁ

Postby Formiko » 2010-01-22, 5:35

księżycowy wrote:
Formiko wrote:I checked my Tibetan-English dictionary amd we're both right, however parma means "written document". When I learned the word, it also seemed to be used generically for magazines, newspapers, pamphlets, etc.

Great to hear. I was afraid I [or the book] made a typo [which I seem to be good at]. Anyway, thanks for the help Formiko! And if I may ask, what dictionary to you have? I've been looking for a good English <--> Tibetan one.

More notes to come shortly.

I have this one.
http://search.a1books.com/cgi-bin/mktSe ... =324582939
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Re: Tibetanབོད་སྐད་/Dzongkhaརྫོང་ཁ

Postby Quevenois » 2010-01-22, 10:51

A friend of mine, who is a linguist, specialist of Sino-Tibetan languages, told me there was no good dictionary for Tibetan, except some Mandarin-Tibetan ones.
There's no good English-Tibetan (or vice-versa) dictionary so far...
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Re: Tibetanབོད་སྐད་/Dzongkhaརྫོང་ཁ

Postby księżycowy » 2010-01-22, 13:53


Thanks.

Quevenois wrote:A friend of mine, who is a linguist, specialist of Sino-Tibetan languages, told me there was no good dictionary for Tibetan, except some Mandarin-Tibetan ones.
There's no good English-Tibetan (or vice-versa) dictionary so far...

I wouldn't doubt that. Most lesser known languages (which I would classify Tibetan as) are either completely lacking dictionaries [to/from English], or don't have really good ones. Though I do suppose it depends on what you consider a 'good' dictionary . . . .

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Re: Tibetanབོད་སྐད་/Dzongkhaརྫོང་ཁ

Postby Riptide » 2010-01-22, 23:19

Sean of the Dead wrote::o Not fair! You should get them on here, or introduce Bryon and I to one or more of them on Skype to help us and to practice with. :D

Haha, I might, yet I don't know if either of my friends are into the idea of foruming to be honest. :P
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Re: Tibetanབོད་སྐད་/Dzongkhaརྫོང་ཁ

Postby księżycowy » 2010-01-31, 20:17

Ok, sorry about the long wait. I've been trying to post notes at least once a week, but not sure how well that's working . . . :?

Anywho, here are some more notes for you!

Also here is a link to a Dzongkha unicode font and keyboard (I find the 'new' Microsoft Tibetan IME a little lacking for typing all of the orthographic conventions used for Tibetan/Dzongkha, like the superscript 'ra' :evil: ). [You may need to download the font called 'Jomolhari' here to view the notes from now on, not sure . . . Sorry . . . ]
Here is the home page, they have some interesting links and such.

I'm also going to start posting notes on the relationship between the Tibetan orthography and pronunciation, a very interesting and yet difficult subject for anyone learning to read and write Tibetan. So watch out for that in the near future.

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If I may inject myself into the discussion, it would be great to have some native speakers up on Unilang!

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Re: Tibetanབོད་སྐད་/Dzongkhaརྫོང་ཁ

Postby Dreki » 2010-01-31, 21:43

Those characters are gorgeous. Depending how I do with icelandic & german, I might just try to learn Tibetan later. :) Thank you for bringing it up and all the resources!
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