A Tibetan Verb Lexicon: Verbs, Classes, and Syntactic Frames by Paul G Hackett

By Paul G Hackett

This can be the 1st Tibetan-to-English verb source to be released in additional than thirty years. it's a verb dictionary containing large lexical info. even more than an insignificant translation of latest works, this lexicon used to be compiled using statistical thoughts and information, and attracts on resources spanning the 1,200 years of Tibet's classical literature and protecting all significant lineages. The lexicon includes over 1,700 root verb kinds and phrasal verb subentries and encompasses a wide variety of data no longer formerly on hand in dictionary shape. the person entries are in Tibetan script and comprise English meanings, Sanskrit equivalents, entire sentences drawn from the corpus of Tibetan classical literature, and comparable sentence constitution info. an intensive advent to modern linguistic conception as utilized to Tibetan verbs provides the theoretical underpinnings of the lexicon.

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Mr. e. ” 7. See ante, 8. W e think there has here been a general raisconoeption of the form of this shrine. B6mueat translates 七 重 by “ septstages," and Mr. Bsal has put it into English as “ seven stories” (sic). Now 重 may mean a storey,but it also means a section or part of a suite mea6ured horizontally. W e are further borne out in this view by the occurrence of the same word in a subsequent sentence— “得 作 兩 重 遠 they made it of two oompartments in extent^ not in height* If, however, Kfemueafs emendation of 還 for 遠 is admitted, we shall be unable to claim this support.

In that district there are three thousand priests, all be­ lon gin g to the Greater D evelopm ent. H ere they passed the rain y season, and w hen it was over they proceeded southw ards for ten days and arrived at the coun try o f P on a ,0 where there are also over three thousand priests, all b elon gin g to the Lesser D evelopm ent. F rom this point travelling on for three days, they again crossed the H sin t ’ou river, on both banks o f w hich the land is flat. CH APTER X V . On tbe other side o f the river there is a country called P 'i - f u , 1 w here B uddhism is very flourishing, both o f the Greater and L esser D evelopm en ts.

See ante, 8. W e think there has here been a general raisconoeption of the form of this shrine. B6mueat translates 七 重 by “ septstages," and Mr. Bsal has put it into English as “ seven stories” (sic). Now 重 may mean a storey,but it also means a section or part of a suite mea6ured horizontally. W e are further borne out in this view by the occurrence of the same word in a subsequent sentence— “得 作 兩 重 遠 they made it of two oompartments in extent^ not in height* If, however, Kfemueafs emendation of 還 for 遠 is admitted, we shall be unable to claim this support.

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