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!
Not sure who your saying thanks to, but I'll take at least some of it!
And though I wouldn't necessarily say that Tibetan letters are gorgeous, I do like the way they look (aesthetically speaking of course).
Formiko wrote:Tibetan actually sounded like Japanese to me. It had the same pauses, and it definitely wasn't "clipped" like Vietnamese or Thai.
Tibetan spelling is difficult. While it's not "correct",spelling words phonetically is like spelling cat -> kat.
People will understand it. (by the way, cat is shimi,་ཞིམི་)
I would agree that Tibetan does not sound like Vietnamese or Thai. It kind of sounds like a mix of Mandarin and Hindi to my ears
. I guess that's because of the tones and aspiration.
And yes, Tibetan spelling is very difficult. I'm still trying to wrap my head around it! That's why I figured I'd post some stuff on it (after I get a handle on it of course
It is interesting though, what you were saying about spelling things phonetically. What exactly did you mean by that? Spelling Tibetan as it is pronounced, even if the 'traditional' spelling is different then spoken?