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Tibetan / Ladakhi (Tibetic Languages) resources

Postby zenmonkey » Mon Jul 24, 2017 6:56 am

The Tibetic language family is quite large and diverse (over 200 dialects) with apparently about 25 language dialect groups that are mutually unintelligible. In total, they are reported to be spoken by over 8 million people. Personally, my interest lies in the Tibetan and Ladakhi dialect groups and I'll post here primarily on resources available for these two. However, should I come across something interesting for the other language dialects - I may add it - but that is like posting Italian resources in a French thread.

For the search engine - and those interested, the dialect groups that make up the Tibetic family this includes a dozen major dialect clusters:

Central Tibetan (Ü-Tsang), Khams (Chamdo, Sichuan, Qinghai, Yunnan), Amdo (Qinghai, Gansu, Sichuan), Choni (Gansu, Sichuan), Ladakhi (Jammu and Kashmir), Balti (Pakistan), Burig (Jammu and Kashmir), Lahuli–Spiti (Himachal Pradesh), Dzongkha (Bhutan), Sikkimese, Sherpa (Nepal, Tibet), Kyirong-Kagate (Nepal, Tibet)

(you can dive into these from the corresponding wikipedia article: Tibetic Languages)

Resources and references
Language families - Tibetic Languages and their classification - PDF
omniglot entries Tibetan and Ladakhi

Learning Material
video / audio
Voice of America in Tibetan https://www.voatibetanenglish.com
Colloquial Tibetan - The Complete Course for Beginners - Jonathan Samuels, Routeledge
and the (free) Audio
Guide to Learn Ladakhi Language - Sanyukta Koshal - short phrase book - no Tibetan script, just transliteration, 152 pages.
Manual of Standard Tibetan or Manuel de Tibétain Standard - Dorje Sangda , Nicolas Tournadre. ed. L'Asiathéque - probably not the easiest of textbooks but comes with two CDs and exists in French or English versions.

Tibetan Memrise Decks
Learn Tibetan
Reading Tibetan - alphabet course
Tibetan alphabet
Basic Tibetan vocabulary
tibetan u-chen alphabet (no typing with audio)

Reference Material
books, ebooks, etc.
Ladakhi-English Dictionary - Helena Norberg-Hodge and Gyelong Thupstan Paldan - short volume of 330 pages
English - Tibetan dictionary
Case Western Scan
Vocabulaire Thématique de Langue Parlée - Français - Tibétain - Eric Mélac, Françoise Robin and Camille Simon, ed. L'Esiathèque
Tibetisch-Deutsches Wörterbuch nebst Deutschem Wortregister - Isaac Jacob Smith free ebook
A Grammar of the Tibetan Language, in English - Sándor Kőrösi Csoma free ebook
Ladakhi Grammar - Sanyukta Koshal - 336 pages - gives quite an insight on linguistic study... not sure of how useful a grammar book it might be for learners.
A Short Practical Grammar of the Tibetan Languages: With Special Reference - Heinrich August Jäschke - Handwritten, that's right. free ebook

Bilingual Material
La Tragédie du Jardin aux lotus - Dza Pältrül Jigme Chökyi Wangpo, ed. L'Asiathéque
Les Contes facétieux du cadavre - trans. Françoise Robin, ed. L'Asiathéque

online tools and articles
Tibetan Alphabet on Wikipedia
How to type with Tibetan script:
Wylie transliteration, in Wikipedia
https://learntibetian.files.wordpress.c ... n-2000.pdf
and the Wylie rules in detail at TH Lib - Wylie rules
THL Tibetan to English Translation tool
http://www.thlib.org/reference/dictiona ... nslate.php

I'll add more as I come across new material
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Re: Tibetan / Ladakhi (Tibetic Languages) resources

Postby zenmonkey » Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:06 pm

updated 14.7.18 - Voice of America and English Tibet dictionary
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