26 - Lesson Two
case will have to be leaurned.
དཔང་
(པོ་) དཔལ་ པྲ་
pāŋgo [drāŋbo] bɛ̅ɛ̅ (go) [drɛ̅ɛ̅] drā̅ i̅ i̅
beggar forehead type of divi nation
གྲ་, བྲ་ and i̅དྲ་ are pronounced "dr" when preceded by a consonant of slot l or slot 2. In
other situati ons these are pronounced "tr, " i.e., similar to the "tr" i n the word triumph.
གྲི་
འབྲས་ དྲིས་ ཕྲུ་ (གུ་) བྲང་ དགྲ་ འདྲ་
tri̲i̅ drɛ̲ɛ̀ tri̲ì trū (gu) tra̲ŋ d a̲ dra̲i̅]
knife rice asked child chest i̅ enemy similar
Note thati̅slot l prefixed consonants can be used with a root letter + slot 3 i̅ (+ slot 4)
combinations. In these situations they do not chaunge either the p onunciation of the
vowel or the tone of the syllable.
སྲ་
is pronounced "dr" before the letter ན་ (if there is no written vowel) , but "s" elsewhere.
སྲན་ སྲིད་
drɛ̅n sī̀̅ i̅
lentil politics
ཁྲ་ and ཕྲ་ are pronounced "tr."
ཁྲཁ་ ཕྲེང་ ཁྲི་ trāà
trāà [trāg] trēŋ tr
blood a row 10 , 0) 0
ཧྲ་ s pronounced "hr."
ཧྲེང་
hrēŋ
al one
2.2.3 The subfixed letter ལ་ i̅ i̅ i̅
With one exception, compounds with the subfixed ལ་ are pronounced with an "l"
sound. Tone becom es high even with low tone root consona nts.
ལུ་
གླ་ བླ་ རླག་ སླེ་
lū i̅ lā lā lāà lē
akind of wage superior destroy weave
deity (nāga) i̅ i̅ i̅ The
The exception to thisis ཟླ་, which is pronounced da̲, low tone.
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