18 - LessonHOne
farnner asfor6 Tibetaun i s
The faurnler is a Tibetaun.
g. ཞུ་མོ་ནི་སེར་པོ་རེད།
sha̲moni sēēbo [sērbo] re̲è
hat asfor y ell ow i s
The hat is yellow.
The subject i n a li nking construction can also be modified by the addition of a
demonstrative such as "that" (དེ་) .
h. ཚོང་པ་དེ་བོད་པ་ཡིན་པ་རེད།
tsōŋba de̲ pö̲ba yi̲mbəreè
trader that tibetan i si̅
i̅That (the) trader is Ti betan.
i. བོད་པ་དེ་ཞིང་པ་རེད།
pö̲ba de̲ shi̲ŋbəre̲è i̅
tibetani̅that faurnner is
i̅That Ti betan is a farnner.
j. དེ་བ་དེ་ནག་པོ་རེད།
te̲p de̲ na̲go [na̲gbo]re̲è
book that black is
That book i s black . i̅ i̅ i̅ i̅ i̅
D ཡེemonstratives are sometimes used i n combi nation with ནི་
k. བོད་པ་དེ་ནི་ཞིང་པ་རེད།
pö̲ba de̲ni shi̲ŋbəre̲è i̅
ti betauni̅that asfor faurnler i s
That Tibetan is a faurnner.i̅ i̅ ཚེ་ i̅
Note that there is no change i n meaning when both ནི་ and a demonstrative are used
together.
I. l IOuesti on fornmati ons
i̅There are two ways to construct questions i n Tibetaun. The first is by means of
question particles placed after the verb. The second is by placi ng one ofi̅a class of
i nterrogative words be ore the verb. The fo mer wi ll be i ntroduced i n this lesson and the
latterin Lesson Two.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
6 The hyphen in the interlinear translation indicates eitherthat the two English words
stand for one Tibetan syllable or that the secondwordis a suffix of the first.
--------------- --- --------------------- ------------------------ --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ---------------------


tibetan OCR www.dharmabook.ru
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*