By Tony Duff
This can be the second one quantity of Tony’s magnum opus. He all started writing it within the overdue 1990’s and has been letting it mature when you consider that. He has been in no hurry to post it simply because he intends it to be the normal reference for Tibetan grammar for the foreseeable future.
This moment booklet is the second one in a sequence of volumes. For the opposite quantity, see above.
Although there are various books to be had on Tibetan grammar, them all come from a Western technique and never considered one of them exhibits the particular which means of Tibetan grammar as understood by means of Tibetans. This ebook corrects that perfectly. It bargains statement and history written by means of a Westerner who has studied Tibetan grammar in Tibetan periods in a simply Tibetan milieu and that with actual translations of numerous of an important Tibetan grammar texts.
The moment quantity focusses on Thumi Sambhota’s moment, extant treatise which defines Tibetan grammar. This treatise issues the categorical factor of what's known as "letter gender". The textual content defines letter gender then exhibits its a variety of results. The textual content is very obscure, so tough that many well-educated Tibetans don't research it. To make the cloth of the treatise extra available, the booklet begins with an summary of the total treatise which fits into enough aspect that the overall issues of the treatise will be understood relatively simply. The e-book then keeps with in-depth commentaries at the a number of results of letter gender, facing the issues which are present in the treatise itself. There are a number of major results akin to pronunciation, verb thought, and word linker idea. The e-book provides specified and wide reasons of verb thought. The e-book in particular offers an entire rationalization of the Tibetan process of transitive verbs and intransitive verbs. For the 1st time, the detailed self-and-other characteristic of transitive verb thought is defined absolutely but precisely in line with the Tibetan procedure. All of those reasons are given so basically in order that somebody should be capable of comprehend those numerous tough issues as they're known as, of the treatise. this can be the 1st time whole and transparent rationalization of this treatise and its tricky issues has seemed in English.
The e-book includes translations of the next texts:
Grammar, “The program of Gender symptoms” via Thumi Sambhota
“A replicate Which unearths the tough Points”, a brief assertion of the fundamental that means of the appliance of Gender indicators by way of Yangchen Drubpay Dorje
“A Golden Key of Knowledge”, statement to A replicate that unearths the tough issues of ‘The program of Gender indicators’ via Yangchen Drupbpay Dorje
“Supreme professional Situ’s Words”, a radical clarification of the Grammar Shastras of the Language of the Snowy Land, The Thirty and alertness of Gender indicators through Ngulchu Dharmabhadra (PART II in regards to the program of Gender indicators only)
The Essence of the based “Thorough Explanation”, The Literal point of the Snowy Land’s Grammar Shastras, The Thirty and alertness of Gender indicators by means of Khenpo Ngedon Jamyang (PART II concerning the program of Gender indicators purely)