SOAS University of London

Department of the Languages and Cultures of China and Inner Asia

Introduction to Classical Literary Tibetan (Masters)

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 This course is designed to provide the student with a sound footing in the basic structures of classical literary Tibetan. No previous knowledge of the language is necessary. The student will be introduced to the Tibetan alphabet, to the use of Tibetan dictionaries, and to the study of Tibetan grammar. The student will be exposed to translating exercises of increasing complexity, and by the end of the course shall be able to readelementary texts from the Tibetan literary tradition with minimal guidance by the instructor.


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