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Lesson EleVen 28.7
It won't come about thati̅he won"t be ab]e to talk (about) i̅Tibetani̅history.
i̅ (He will (definitely) be able to talk (about) Tibetan history.)
Note the difference when we switch to an existential verb
b. ཁོས་བོད་ཀྱི་ལོ་རྒྱུས་ཤོད་མི་ཐུབ་པ་ཡོད་པ་མ་རེད།
There is nothing (about) Tibetan history he is unable to talk (about) .
c. ཁོས་ང་ལ་རྩོལ་མ་ཐབ་པ་མིན་ཙང་ང་ཚོས་མི་གླར་གླ་དགོས[
We haVe to hire (him) because he is not uunable to do hardwork.
d. ཁོ་ཡོང་མ་ཐུབ་པ་མ་རེད།་མ་ཡོང་བ་རེད།
Its not that he was unable to come, (he) didn't come.
e. ཁོ་ཚོའི་ནང་ནས་བོད་ཡིག་འབིུ་ཀློག་མི་ཐབ་པ་ཡོད་པ་མ་རེད།
There is no one among thern whois unab]e toreadandwrite Tibetan.
f. ཁོ་འདིར་ཡོང་རྒྱུ་མིན་པ་དྲན་མ་སོང་།

(He) didn"tremember thathe wasn"t coming here.
g. ཁོས་ནང་ལ་མ་བསྡད་པ་མཐོང་མ་བྱུང་།

() didn"t see him (whe) he was not staying at home. (IneVer saw him not staying
home.) ཚེ་ ཚེ་ཚེ་ h
It is not that he doesn"t know Tibetan history
It is not that he doesn"t know Tibetan history, (he) doesn"t want to talk (about it) .
Il. I9 Constructionswith ག་ vb. + ག་ + བྱེད་ or བྱས་ i̅ i̅ i̅
This pattern conveys a number of ratherdifferentmeanings. Thefirstisto"try
do the verbal action. ཚེ་ a
[ ]
i̅Even though he tried torebut
i̅Even though he tried torebut (it) , (he)did not win. i̅
This conveys that the speaker did not really think he cou]d win but tried anyway.
i̅ A second common meaning for this construction is to "pretend to" do the ver
action b
Pretending to go
Pretending to go (out) , he slept.
c. ཁོས་བཙོང་ག་བྱས་ནས་སྦས་པ་རེད།
Pretending to sell it, he hid it. i̅ i̅ i̅
i̅ A third usage conveys that the speaker does not like something or considers t
action done tobeinappropriate. For example
d. ཁོས་ཁང་པ་རྒྱབ་ག་བྱས་ནས་རྙོགས་ཁྲ་བཟོས་པ་རེད།
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