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Classical Tibetan Textbooks

Postby Indrajala » Thu Jun 23, 2011 5:53 pm

Can anyone recommend a good textbook for learning to read classical Tibetan through self-study? I'm aware there are several titles available nowadays, but would anyone be able to provide their insight and experience?
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Re: Classical Tibetan Textbooks

Postby zerwe » Thu Jun 23, 2011 7:31 pm

I am just starting out so I cannot report with any expertise, but I am currently working with the following:

The Classical Tibetan Language
Beyer, Stephan V.,
State University of New York Press, c1992.

Tibetan Language Correspondence Course
by Sarah Harding and Jeremy Morelli

I Tunes U has a couple of intro courses from Emory University with Tzepak Rigzin

Also, a really fantastic blog:

http://jigtenmig.blogspot.com/search/label/Introduction

(some of the links are dead in the earliest posts, but there are a lot of resources listed)

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Re: Classical Tibetan Textbooks

Postby Pero » Sat Jun 25, 2011 1:14 pm

I recommend "Introduction to Classical Tibetan" by Stephen Hodge. Next to grammar explanations it also has translation exercises with solutions at the end of the book. If I remember right it was originally a correspondence course.

Tibetan Language Correspondence Course
by Sarah Harding and Jeremy Morelli

Where is this available?
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