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  Tibetan_language information. LANGUAGE SCHOOL EXPLORER
Tibetan is typically classified as a Tibeto-Burman language which in turn is, according to the most widely-accepted theory, a branch of the Sino-Tibetan language family.
Tibetan is also spoken by approximately 150,000 exile speakers who have moved from modern-day Tibet to India and other countries.
Languages on the Tibetan Plateau and the Himalayas — Nicolas Tournadre
language.school-explorer.com /Tibetan   (2734 words)

  
 Tibetan Language, Tibet Travel Tips: Tibettrip.com
Informaiton of the Tibetan language with sound examples of pronunciation and frequently used phrases.
Tibetan is the language chiefly used in Tibet.
Linguists hold different opinions on its origin, but most believe that it was created according to Sanskrit in the early 7 th century under the rule of Songtsen Gampo, a king of Tibet who married a princess of the Tang Dynasty (618-907) and introduced Buddhism into Tibet.
www.tibettrip.com /essential/language.htm   (459 words)

  
 Learn Tibetan
Such a difference appears between the two since many of the Tibetan letters can also be used to mark tone, change a vowel sound, or even change the sound of another consonant.
A vowel written alone uses either the Tibetan letter a or 'a - the difference in transcription symbol is only to represent a different letter form.
The Tibetan alphabet was created also with the idea for using it to write Sanskrit words.
www.geocities.com /Athens/Academy/9594/tibet.html   (1407 words)

  
 Tibetan Language Institute Bookstore
Every order we receive supports our mission to teach and preserve the Tibetan language.
The Tibetan Language Institute has one of the largest Tibetan language study on-line bookstores in the US, and many of the titles are unique to our bookstore.
We will happily supply your Dharma center or bookstore with our materials: a great way to encourage those in the Dharma to advance their Tibetan studies.
www.tibetanlanguage.org /bookstore   (402 words)

  
  Index of Western Yugur Folktales
The Western Yugur folktale of The Friendship of the Wolf, the Fox, and the Raven is less concerned with trickster pranks; the theme of friendship between animals may be of Buddhist origin.
The Sheep, the Lamb, the Wolf and the Hare (Tibetan)
The Friendship of the Wolf, the Fox, and the Raven
home.arcor.de /marcmarti/yugur/folktale/folktale.htm   (1295 words)

  
  Tibetan language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Tibetan is typically classified as a Tibeto-Burman language which in turn is, according to the most widespread theory, a branch of the Sino-Tibetan language family.
The classical written language has nine cases: the absolutive, (unmarked morphologically), the genitive (-gi, -gyi, -kyi, -'i, -yi), the ergative/instrumental (-gis, -gyis, -kyis, -'is, -yis), the locative (-na), allative (-la), terminative (-ru, -su, -tu, -du, -r), comitative (-dang), the ablative (-nas), and the elative (-las).
Languages on the Tibetan Plateau and the Himalayas — Nicolas Tournadre
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Tibetan_language   (1556 words)

  
 Online Encyclopedia and Dictionary - Tibetan language
The Tibetan language is typically classified as member of the Tibeto-Burman which in turn is thought by some to be a branch of the Sino-Tibetan language family.
The chief differences between the classical language of the Tibetan translators of the 9th century and the present day vernacular are in vocabulary, phraseology and grammatical structure.
Languages on the Tibetan Plateau and the Himalayas - Nicolas Tournadre
fact-archive.com /encyclopedia/Tibetan_language   (1265 words)

  
 Chinese language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Standard Mandarin is the official language of the People's Republic of China and the Republic of China on Taiwan, as well as one of four official languages of Singapore.
The idea of Chinese as a language family may suggest that China consists of several different nations, as in ancient times before they were assimilated and sinicized by the Chinese empire, challenge the notion of a single Han Chinese “race”, and legitimize secessionist movements.
Old Chinese (T:上古漢語S:上古汉语P:Shànggǔ Hànyǔ), sometimes known as “Archaic Chinese”, was the language common during the early and middle Zhōu Dynasty (1122 BC–256 BC), texts of which include inscriptions on bronze artifacts, the poetry of the Shījīng, the history of the Shūjīng, and portions of the Yìjīng (I Ching).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Chinese_language   (5695 words)

  
 Sino-Tibetan languages - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
They are second only to the Indo-European languages in terms of their number of speakers.
For example, while standard Lhasa Tibetan is tonal, other Tibetan dialects are not; and several reconstructions of Old Chinese do not require tone: Tone appears to have developed to compensate for the loss of consonantal distinctions.
(The Kusunda language of western Nepal is often thought to a remnant of the pre-Tibeto-Burman indigenous languages of the southern Himalayas.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Sino-Tibetan_languages   (999 words)

  
 Tibetan language
Tibetan tends to be monosyllabic and to lack inflection.
An Introduction to the Grammar of the Tibetan Language
Sino-Tibetan languages: Chinese - Chinese Chinese is the leading representative of the Sino-Tibetan family.
www.factmonster.com /ce6/society/A0848686.html   (230 words)

  
 Tibetan
Tibetan refers to several distinct spoken dialects that are frequently mutually incomprehensible but who have over the centuries maintained a common literary tradition, much like Latin before speakers of Romance languages developed their own vernacular literatures.
Tibetan is spoken by approximately 6 million people in the Tibet Autonomous Region and the Qinghai, Sichuan, and Gansu provinces of China; in Bhutan, Nepal, in Sikkim; and parts of Kashmir in India.
This evolving Standard Tibetan is now widely understood and spoken as a native language in the wider Lhasa area, as well as among the diaspora community in India, Nepal, China, Europe, and America.
www.nvtc.gov /lotw/months/may/Tibetan.html   (696 words)

  
 Learn Tibetan Language - Free Conversational Tibetan Lessons Online - Common Tibetan Words and Phrases   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Phrasebase drastically simplifies the language learning process by prioritizing the various components of learning and focusing your study efforts on the areas of greatest importance.
The key is to immerse yourself in the language and use it as often as possible in order to build up your skills of speaking it and listening to it, understanding and comprehending it...
Tibetan Language Exchange Pen-Pals - Community of people from around the world interested in teaching you their language and sharing their culture with you.
www.phrasebase.com /learn/tibetan.php   (1866 words)

  
 Tibetan - Language Directory
By means of agglutination, the Tibetan language has developed a considerable grammatical system of word suffixes and is no longer strictly isolating in structure.
Tibetans also studied their own language, mostly for translation purpose for diplomacy (with China) or religion (from Buddhism).
Tibetan Dialects Project - Synchronic and diachronic descriptions of Tibetan dialects Comparative studies of Tibetan dialects, language change in Tibetan: from preclassical Tibetan to the modern spoken dialects, classification of Tibetan dialects.
language-directory.50webs.com /languages/tibetan.htm   (467 words)

  
 The Sino-Tibetan Language Family
The ancestral Proto-Sino-Tibetan language is thought to have originated somewhere in the Himalayan plateau, the source of the great rivers of East and Southeast Asia, including the Yellow, Yangtze, Mekong, Brahmaputra, and Irrawaddy.
Other major languages are Yue or Cantonese, spoken in Guangdong and Guangxi provinces; Wu, spoken in Shanghai and Zhejiang province; Hakka, spoken in Guangdong and Jiangxi provinces, and Fukienese or Min, spoken in Fujian and Guangdong provinces and in Taiwan.
Most scholars use the term 'language' to refer to the major varieties of Chinese such as Mandarin, Cantonese, Min, and Hakka, and the term 'dialect' to refer to distinctions within these languages, e.g., Beijing dialect of Mandarin or Toishan dialect of Cantonese.
www.nvtc.gov /lotw/months/may/SinoTibetanLanguageFamily.htm   (836 words)

  
 Tibet Conservancy for Tibetan Art & Culture
The standard Tibetan alphabet was adapted from the Indian Devanagari script in the 7th century by Thömi Sambhota.
Tibetan became one of the primary literary media in many parts of central Asia including Mongolia, the Buriat and Tuva republics in the modern-day Russian Federation, and northern China.
Despite the destruction of thousands of Tibetan libraries and monasteries by the Chinese, many works of Buddhist scripture, medical treatises, and texts on history, mythology, and poetry have survived.
www.tibetanculture.org /culture_traditions/people/language.htm   (172 words)

  
 AllRefer.com - Tibetan language (Language And Linguistics) - Encyclopedia
Tibetan language, member of the Tibeto-Burman subfamily of the Sino-Tibetan family of languages (see Sino-Tibetan languages).
Tibetan is also tonal, having six tones in all: short high, long high, short low, long low, high falling, and low falling.
A.D. and is derived ultimately from the northern Gupta alphabet of India, which, in turn, is a descendant of a Semitic script.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/T/Tibetanl.html   (276 words)

  
 STEDT: The Sino-Tibetan Family
Thus, the 20,000 speakers of a certain language of Nagaland call themselves and their language Memi (and used to call themselves Imemai), but they and their language are now known to outsiders either as Mao, or as Sopvoma (the name of their principal village).
A further complication is the fact that many language names are used in both a narrower and a broader sense, sometimes referring to one specific language, but often to a whole group of linguistically or culturally related languages.
Ersu/Tosu is perhaps an indirect descendant of the extinct Xixia (=Hsi-hsia=Tangut) language, spoken in a once-powerful empire in the Tibetan-Chinese-Uighur border regions, finally destroyed by the Mongols in the 13th c.
stedt.berkeley.edu /html/STfamily.html   (3045 words)

  
 Ancient Scripts: Tibetan
Tibetan is one of the oldest Sino-Tibetan language to be recorded.
The earliest Tibetan inscriptions date from 7th to 8th century CE in what is called the dbu can (which translates into "with a head") script, which also appeared on manuscripts from around 11th CE and remained until the modern day in the form of printed Tibetan text.
The first line is the Tibetan sign, and the second line is the traditional transliteration of the sign that reflected how the sign was pronounced in the 7th century CE (see below).
www.ancientscripts.com /tibetan.html   (454 words)

  
 Preserving Tibet: Culture, Place and People
A vivid example of the success of the latter approach is the rapid spread of Tibetan Buddhism and the Way of Shambhala into Western countries, fueled by the avid interest of Western students hungry for genuine spiritual insight.
Fortunately, many of the most accomplished Tibetan Buddhist meditation masters were able to escape from Tibet during the invasion, and to bring with them many of their treasured scriptures, art works and ritual implements.
Tibetans, however, mean all of Tibet, as it was before it was occupied by the Chinese.
www.dharma-haven.org /tibetan/preserving-culture.htm   (814 words)

  
 Tibetan alphabet, pronunciation and language
The minister then reputedly devised a script for Tibetan based on the Devanagari model and also wrote a grammar of Tibetan based on Sanskrit grammars.
Tibetan literature is mainly concerned with Buddhist themes and includes works translated from Sanskrit and Chinese and original Tibetan works.
In Mongolia Tibetan is considered the Classical language of Buddhism and was widely taught until quite recently.
www.omniglot.com /writing/tibetan.htm   (448 words)

  
 TCCW - Tibetan Language Study
Tibetan language is at once both beautiful and rich.
Rich because the language provides many ways to express one thought and it takes a lifetime to learn all the nuances.
He will provide classes and courses in Tibetan language so that Buddhist students will have better understanding of the teachings first hand without getting lost in the translation.
www.tccwonline.org /tibetanlanguage.htm   (138 words)

  
 Learn Tibetan - Tibetan Books, Courses and Software
Fluent Tibetan is the most systematic and extensive course system available in the Lhasa dialect of the spoken Tibetan language.
It was developed by language experts working in conjunction with indigenous speakers at the University of Virginia under a grant from the International Research and Studies Program of the Department of Education in Washington, DC.
The Tibetan language comprises a wide range of spoken and written varieties whose known history dates from the 7th century AD to the present day.
www.multilingualbooks.com /tibetan.html   (1667 words)

  
 Tibetan Dictionaries, books on Learning Tibetan, Software & CD-ROMs
The Manual of Standard Tibetan presents the everyday speech of Lhasa, as it is currently used in Tibet as well as amongst the Tibetan diaspora.
Colloquial Tibetan has a detailed grammatical analysis of the Lhasa colloquial Tibetan and clarifies the similarities and differences between literary and Lhasa colloquial grammar.
This is a true Tibetan dictionary in Tibetan text; useful for Tibetans themselves and students of the Tibetan language who want a native Tibetan dictionary uncluttered by English or Chinese definitions.
www.rangjung.com /rootfiles/tibetan_language_books.htm   (2203 words)

  
 Learn Tibetan Online - Write or Speak in Tibetan Language Exchange
A language exchange complements other forms of learning such as classroom, cultural immersion and multimedia, because you get to practice all that you have learned with native speakers in a safe and supportive environment.
Language exchange learning is also inexpensive because we provide free tips and conversation lesson plans that allow you to do a language exchange on your own.
Add your profile to the language exchange community and let others contact you to for language exchange learning.
www.mylanguageexchange.com /Learn/Tibetan.asp   (1036 words)

  
 Tibetan Language Study at Manjushree Center of Tibetan Culture in Darjeeling, India
Objectives: To be able understand literary language and also to familiarize with Tibetan custom and habit and attitudes towards life in general.
Objectives: To develop appreciation of Tibetan Literature and poem, and to be able to compose essays and also develop creative writing, and translations in Tibetan.
Darjeeling has a large Tibetan speaking community and it is advised that the students for their own progress should always try to talk in Tibetan in the Tibetan shops, restaurants and monasteries.
www.kreisels.com /manjushree   (768 words)

  
 The Language of Tibet: Ancient and Modern, Spoken and Written
Tibetan is spoken in Tibet, Bhutan, Nepal, and in parts of northern India (including Sikkim).
Tibetan is written in a very conservative syllabary script based on the writing system of the ancient Sanskrit language of India.
The writing system derived from the pronunciation of the language as it was in about the 7th century, and varies in many ways from colloquial Tibetan as it spoken today.
www.dharma-haven.org /tibetan/language.htm   (881 words)

  
 Tibetan Translation - Translate Tibetan Language Translator
When the Tibetans rebelled against the Chinese in 1750, a Chinese army entered the country and tried to restore Chinese authority.
The Tibetans lived under a feudal system run by the lamas, with the great monasteries owning most of the land.
Tsang (gtsang) in west → part of Tibetan Autonomous Region Tibetan cultural influences extend to the neighboring states of Bhutan, Nepal, Sikkim, Ladakh, and adjacent provinces of China where Tibetan Buddhism is the predominate religion.
www.translation-services-usa.com /languages/tibetan.shtml   (863 words)

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