A continuation of the first week-end on pronunciation produced last year. We will discuss word formation, basic structure of the language, grammatical and syntactic connectors, verbs and verbal suffixes, all the way to complex sentences. All grammatical elements will be clarified using examples from Dharma texts and already covered grammar will be re-explained when encountered. This makes the course suitable also for students who just know how to read.
The course is scheduled in 8 weekends (including the previous on the alphabet and pronunciation which you can obtain writing to email@example.com).
Each weekend will have 8 hours plus question time (not included in the recordings) with the following timings:
Saturdays and Sundays
The first three weekends will be:
What we define 'Classical Tibetan language' is a highly sophisticated, technical and specialised language used in Tibet particularly to formulate mostly dharma related topics. This language is extremely conservative and has remained virtually identical in the last thousand years or so. It is an indispensable tool for all those interested in Buddhism, Tibetan traditions, sciences and culture and its knowledge at all levels gives access to the marvels of that world, which is very difficult to translate to other languages with all its subtleties, imagery, technicalities and imaginative formulations.
Tibetan language has not only been used to preserve and transmit most of Indian Buddhist literature in translation, but it has been and still is also the expressive instrument of Tibetan Masters, yogins and scholars of great erudition and realisation of all times.
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