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.

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
Kirt's Tibetan Translation Notes

"The way to solve problems in your life is to open your heart to others and think differently."
Lama Zopa Rinpoche

"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?

Kirt


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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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"The way to solve problems in your life is to open your heart to others and think differently."
Lama Zopa Rinpoche

"Only you can make your mind beautiful."
HH Chetsang Rinpoche
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