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Manual Of Standard Tibetan: Language And Civilization

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The Manual of Standard Tibetan presents the everyday speech of Lhasa as it is currently used in Tibet and among the Tibetan diaspora. It not only places the language in its natural context but also highlights along the way key aspects of Tibetan civilization and Vajrayana Buddhism. The Manual, which consists of forty-one lessons, is illustrated with many drawings and photo ...more
Paperback, 576 pages
Published June 28th 2005 by Snow Lion (first published December 25th 2003)
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Mark Sobralske
College level language text. Very well organized. CD's are a great help and accompaniment to the chapters.
I'd suggest learning the alphabet, basic reading and writing, first from a children's language book, written for a Tibetan speaking child. Once the basics are down, tackling a more academic language text is easier.
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