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Essay towards a Dictionary, Tibetan and English
Prepared, with the Assistance of Bandé Sangs-rgyas Phun-tshogs, a Learned Láma of Zangskár

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Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Perspectives from the Royal Asiatic Society

  • Date Published: March 2013
  • availability: Manufactured on demand: supplied direct from the printer
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108056472

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  • Tibetan comprises a cluster of Tibeto-Burman languages spoken across Central Asia. Its classical written form is a major Buddhist language. First published in 1834, this dictionary of Tibetan, believed to be the very first, was compiled by the Hungarian orientalist Kőrösi Csoma Sándor (c.1784–1842), who styled himself Alexander Csoma de Kőrös in English, and was considered to be the founder of the field of Tibetology. Containing over 20,000 entries with English translations, the dictionary was created during the author's travels in the East, during which he devoted himself to the study of the language. Remaining of great interest to linguists today, the dictionary begins with a useful guide to reading and understanding Tibetan words, with the value of each syllable given in Roman script. The entries themselves are arranged primarily under the language's thirty consonants, with irregular verb forms listed where necessary.

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    • Date Published: March 2013
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108056472
    • length: 378 pages
    • dimensions: 297 x 210 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.91kg
    • availability: Manufactured on demand: supplied direct from the printer
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    Arrangement of the volume
    Alphabetic system
    Explication of the marks and abbreviations used
    A dictionary of the Tibetan language.

  • Author

    Alexander Csoma de Kőrös

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