Download An Introduction to Classical TibetanAuthor Stephen Hodge – Bilb-weil.de

Classical Tibetan, with origins dating to the ninth century, is the script found in a huge corpus of surviving Tibetan texts, mostly of Buddhist content native Tibetans still employ this language, to this day when writing on religious, medical or historical subjects The aim of this book is to provide a rapid introduction to the main elements of Classical Tibetan, so that students may begin to access for themselves the vast amount of written material available in this language While designed for guided study, the material will also be of use to those who tackle the language on their own Regular study over approximately six months should result in an understanding of most grammatical features and allow the student to read the simpler prose texts


9 thoughts on “An Introduction to Classical Tibetan

  1. V. Vexman V. Vexman says:

    This is a beautifully produced book that offers an excellent introduction to the subject, starting with a very clear run through of the script itself not easy for beginners to get to grips with All Tibetan examples are given in the script, plus romanization and translation Most usefully, all exercises are translated in the key at the end, so you can work on these on your own, and a set of ten quite substantial readings from classical Buddhist texts are included again with translations to check against A very good indeed and highly recommended.


  2. aleix aleix says:

    This book seems to be a copy, with few modifications, of M Hahn s manual of Tibetan, originally in German, but translated into English.


  3. Anthony P Anthony P says:

    This is a very nicely bound book with very high quality paper The presentation of the material is organized and clear, BUTExcept for the intro, there are barely any Tibetan characters used in the book Everything is presented in transliteration and only at the end you have reading exercises in actual Tibetan.To whom is this book addressed I guess academics who want to read academic works about Tibetan.A much useful book would be Translating Buddhism from Tibetan to which I gave three stars for other reasons which however has the correct mindset and love towards the language and if you approach it correctly you will learn a lot.


  4. Kindle Customer Kindle Customer says:

    An Introduction to Classical Tibetan has done the near impossible for me It has made me enjoy relearning sentence structure For anyone who wishes to learn to translate texts directly from the Tibetan, and who wasn t exactly an English major in school, this book is a great way to go Each section is very clear, giving plenty of examples to draw from and the exercises at the end of each lesson give new skills a nice workout and add quickly to vocabulary The small size makes it very handy to have as a quick reference My only problem now is putting the book down long enough to get my other, non translating work done.


  5. michael o'hair michael o'hair says:

    A beautiful book Well bound, attractive cover, both the English and theTibetan are very clear and precise It s easy on the eyes and the presentation is one I know I will learn from I very much reccomment this.


  6. Sunny Sunny says:

    Just the kind of book for a beginner to start on.


  7. Ruth Neilan Edwards Ruth Neilan Edwards says:

    Well worth it


  8. Charles D. van TUYL Charles D. van TUYL says:

    Really a good introduction to the Classical Tibetan language I think it s probably the best He presents the material in a very logical manner.


  9. Steven Steven says:

    Nice book