A complete language course built around the exposition of a famous Tibetan text on the Summary of the General Path to Buddhahood written at the beginning of the 15th century.
How to Read Classical Tibetan: Summary of the General Path, Vol. I
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Do you hope to read Classical Tibetan? If you know how to read the Tibetan u-chen script and can recognize words, How to Read Classical Tibetan will show you–at your own pace–all the relationships that make Tibetan easy to read. It is a complete language course built around the exposition of a famous Tibetan text on the Summary of the General Path to Buddhahood written at the beginning of the 15th century. Each chapter starts with a successive portion of the text, which is then analyzed grammatically and translated with comments. This is a particularly good format for self-study as it is like having a teacher explain the text in detail. For the advanced students, the author has included an additional text at the end of each chapter.
Because everything is always explained in every sentence, you will easily learn to recognize the recurrent patterns, making the transition from learning words to reading sentences much easier for you. As you study this book, you will learn to recognize the syntactic relationships you encounter, understand the meaning signified, and translate that meaning correctly into English.
Tibetan Language Institute