Questions tagged [tibetan]

For questions about the Tibetan language, a Sino-Tibetan language spoken in Tibet and neighbouring regions.

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Mapping between Uchen, Devanagari and Lantsa help

I learned basic Tibetan alphabet prior to visiting Tibet, just to realize I know only some of the characters used in practice (because of a lot of Sanskrit transcriptions that go beyond basic Tibetan)....
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Difference in translating Sanskrit words कोप​ [kopa] and क्रोध [krodha]

Translationg the terms makes a semantic rendering important. The English resourse translates क्रोध [krodha] as 'anger' wrath, passion, etc.' with the same definition for कोप​ [kopa] plus defining it ...
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Similarity of I am / you are in Sumerian

It follows from this course of Sumerian grammar and basic syntax, that the forms of copula (though I prefer to call it 'a predicate-indicating final verb') for the 1st and 2nd singular were identical. ...
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Do we know of any influences on Tibetan from Chinese (other than lexical borrowing)?

With China asserting its influence on Tibet, including the standard Chinese language, what changes if any have taken place in the Tibetan language due to influence from the Chinese language? ...
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What are common tone patterns for syllables in conversational Tibetan?

Tibetan alphabet is an abugida divided by groups of four syllables in tonally descending order. The syllables can combine into ligatures with other syllables by either writing a (part of a) syllable ...