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Top 1000 Tibetan words?

Postby kirtu » Tue Dec 13, 2011 5:50 pm

Is there a list of the top 1000 Tibetan words used in sadhanas? Vocabulary distribution is a power series phenomena following Ziph's Law so it would be useful to get or develop a ranked distribution of the top 1000 Tibetan words used. Books/lists like this are common in Germany for various languages. In the US they seem to top out at 250-500.

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Re: Top 1000 Tibetan words?

Postby dakini_boi » Sat Dec 17, 2011 12:38 am

That's a great idea. If it doesn't already exist, we could compile a list from sadhanas that we are practicing. . .
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Re: Top 1000 Tibetan words?

Postby Silent Bob » Sat Dec 17, 2011 3:06 am

There's no need at this stage to duplicate efforts. http://www.namsebangdzo.com/Tibetan_Sad ... /12514.htm
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Re: Top 1000 Tibetan words?

Postby ReasonAndRhyme » Mon May 14, 2012 8:05 am

Silent Bob wrote:There's no need at this stage to duplicate efforts. http://www.namsebangdzo.com/Tibetan_Sad ... /12514.htm


Thx for this link. Is this book based on Kagyu sadhanas and vocabulary?
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Re: Top 1000 Tibetan words?

Postby Yudron » Mon Jul 30, 2012 12:38 am

ReasonAndRhyme wrote:
Silent Bob wrote:There's no need at this stage to duplicate efforts. http://www.namsebangdzo.com/Tibetan_Sad ... /12514.htm


Thx for this link. Is this book based on Kagyu sadhanas and vocabulary?


I have it and did not find it very useful to me in my Nyingma world. It was based on peaceful sadhanas. Not that great for wrathful sadhanas, nor for the kind of dzogchen terminology that Guru Rinpoche sprinkled throughout the treasure texts. But a nice effort!

The good news is that even learning 100 common sadhana words will go a long way towards understanding maha-ati terma sadhanas.
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