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By Tashi

Tashi. A uncomplicated Grammar of contemporary spoken Tibetan
Labrary of Tibetan Works and documents, 2005. — 195 с.

— a realistic guide. — 81-85102-74-0
A easy Grammar of recent Spoken Tibetan is written for these non-Tibetan who've a willing curiosity in studying the right kind principles of spoken Tibetan grammar. This publication is predicated on my twelve years of expertise in educating Tibetan language on the Library of Tibetan Works and files, Dharamsala and 12 months educating and learning within the U.S.A. in the course of those years i've got accrued numerous notes which show the typical grammatical difficulties of Tibetan language scholars. during this publication i've got attempted to offer the grammar principles as basically as possiblewith a few basic examples, in order that it can be utilized by somebody who has no earlier wisdom of spoken Tibetan. The English translations keep on with the Tibetan as heavily as attainable so as to aid scholars comprehend either its that means and shape. (from the preface through the author).

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