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Translating Buddhism from Tibetan

£28.99

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Subtitled: An Introduction to the Tibetan Library Language and the Translation of Buddhist Texts from Tibetan

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 appendices-which review the rules of pronunciation grammar and syntax-provide 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 University 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 memorisable paradigms the student comes to recognise and understand the recurrent patterns of the Tibetan language. Each chapter contains a vocabulary full of helpful Buddhist terms.

The book does not have a dust jacket. There are very light soiling to the bottom of the page ends. Otherwise, this book is in excellent condition throughout.

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Author(s):
Wilson, Joe B
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
9.5" by 7.75"
Edition:
Second, 1998
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0937938343
ISBN-13:
9780937938348
Number of pages:
808
Publisher:
Snow Lion Publications
Title:
Translating Buddhism from Tibetan

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Subtitled: An Introduction to the Tibetan Library Language and the Translation of Buddhist Texts from Tibetan

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 appendices-which review the rules of pronunciation grammar and syntax-provide 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 University 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 memorisable paradigms the student comes to recognise and understand the recurrent patterns of the Tibetan language. Each chapter contains a vocabulary full of helpful Buddhist terms.

The book does not have a dust jacket. There are very light soiling to the bottom of the page ends. Otherwise, this book is in excellent condition throughout.

Author(s):
Wilson, Joe B
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
9.5" by 7.75"
Edition:
Second, 1998
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0937938343
ISBN-13:
9780937938348
Number of pages:
808
Publisher:
Snow Lion Publications
Title:
Translating Buddhism from Tibetan

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