ཞི་གནས་ = shiney ?

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ཞི་གནས་ = shiney ?

Postby kirtu » Fri Dec 16, 2011 9:05 pm

ཞི་གནས་ = shiney ?

But it should be shi-na shouldn't it? shiney should be ཞི་གནེས unless the sa actually modifies the na.

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Hmm - the Wylie is indeed zhi-gnas. So the sa isn't really silent but modifies the na? Are there rules for that?

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"Only you can make your mind beautiful."
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Re: ཞི་གནས་ = shiney ?

Postby Inge » Fri Dec 16, 2011 10:54 pm

kirtu wrote:ཞི་གནས་ = shiney ?

But it should be shi-na shouldn't it? shiney should be ཞི་གནེས unless the sa actually modifies the na.

Thanks!

Hmm - the Wylie is indeed zhi-gnas. So the sa isn't really silent but modifies the na? Are there rules for that?

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Re: ཞི་གནས་ = shiney ?

Postby Malcolm » Sat Dec 17, 2011 5:46 pm

kirtu wrote:ཞི་གནས་ = shiney ?

But it should be shi-na shouldn't it? shiney should be ཞི་གནེས unless the sa actually modifies the na.

Thanks!

Hmm - the Wylie is indeed zhi-gnas. So the sa isn't really silent but modifies the na? Are there rules for that?

Kirt



Yes, a subsequent ས generally modifies the "a" to "e", for example, འདས་, གནས་,པས,བས,ལས, etc.
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Re: ཞི་གནས་ = shiney ?

Postby kirtu » Tue Dec 20, 2011 4:27 pm

The German version of the Standard Tibetan Wikipedia article has sandhi rules. These do not (yet) appear in the English version of the article.

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