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

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Is Charles Bell's Colloquial Tibetan Book Still Useful?

I'm working through Charles Bell's Grammar of Colloquial Tibetan. There's a lot of beating of mules and mulemen, and capturing of the men who stole the money because it's a century old and written ...
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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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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 ...
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Rules for inflecting Tibetan nouns and verbs?

The internet is scarce in Tibetan grammar, this being the best I can find. It says there are 6 noun cases, and gives the pattern for inflecting the base noun, it seems. Is that all that is required ...
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