[ download Audible ] Translating Buddhism from Tibetan: An Introduction to the Tibetan Literary Language and the Translation of Buddhist Texts from TibetanAuthor Joe B Wilson – Z55z.co

This complete textbook on classical Tibetan is suitable for beginning or intermediate students It begins with rules for reading writing and pronouncing Tibetan, gradually carrying the reader through the patterns seen in the formation of words and into the repeating patterns of Tibetan phrases, clauses, and sentences Students with prior experience will find the seven appendiceswhich review the rules of pronunciation grammar and syntaxprovide an indispensable reference It balances traditional Tibetan grammatical and syntactic analysis with a use of terminology that reflects English preconceptions about sentence structure Based on the system developed by Jeffrey Hopkins at the Unversity of Virginia, this book presents in lessons with drills and reading exercises a practical introduction to Tibetan grammar syntax and technical vocabulary used in Buddhist works on philosophy and meditation An extremely well designed learning system, it serves as an introduction to reading and translating and to Buddhist philosophy and meditation Through easily memorizable paradigms the student comes to recognize and understand the recurrent patterns of the Tibetan language Each chapter contains a vocabulary full of helpful Buddhist terms