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The course will draw from Joe Wilson’s Translating Buddhism from Tibetan (available here), Tibetan philosophic texts and commentaries in the original language, and supplemental materials. By the end of the summer, students will begin translating portions of Tsong-kha-pa’s Great Exposition of the Stages of the Path and other texts chosen by the instructor. The course covers the grammar and methodology components of Classical Tibetan language training including:

  • Alphabet, pronunciation, and particles
  • Patterns within syllables, words, and phrases
  • Grammar as found in Indian treatises and indigenous Tibetan philosophical works
  • Methodologies for preparing translations of philosophical works

TIB110: Classical Tibetan Language: Grammar and Translation Methodology (6 credits)
Dates: June 17 – July 12 and July 22 – August 16, 2019
Classes meet for four weeks, one week off, and then for another four weeks.
Schedule: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Click here for all details and to register.