Lesson 8201
.4 Months
Tibetans use three te ms fori̅month. ཟླ་བ་ saneutralwordthatcanrefertoeither
Western months or months in the Tibetan ]unar calendar.
First month ཟླ་བ་དང་པོ་ Seventh month ཟླ་བ་བདུན་པ་
Secondmonth ཟླ་བ་གཉིས་པ་ Eighth month ཟླ་བ་བརྒྱད་པ་
Thirdmonth ཟླ་བ་གསུམ་པ་ Ninth month ཟླ་བ་ད་གུ་པ་
Fourth month ཟླ་བ་བཞི་པ་ Ten month ཟླ་བ་བཙུ་པ་ཚེ
Fifthmonth ཟླ་བ་ལྔེ་པ་ E]eventh month ཟླ་བ་བཙུ་གཅིག་པ་
Sixth month i̅ ཟླ་བ་དྲུག་པ་ i̅ i̅ Twelfth month ཟླ་བ་བཅུ་གཉིས་པ་ i̅
བོད་ཟླ་ is used exclusively for "Tibetan (lunar) month" and སྤྱི་ཟླ་ is used exclusively
for "Western month." For example, སྤྱི་ཟླ་ལྔ་པ་ would be the fifth Western month or "May."
Similarly, བོད་ཟླ་ལྔ་པ་ would be the fifth Tibetan month (rough]y midIune to mid Iuly) .
When only ཟླ་བ་ is used, context will indicate which calendar is meant, e.g., if the
sentence starts with སྤྱི་ལོ་ ("Western year") 1959 then the Western month is obvious]y
intended.

. བ་ Tibetan numera]s
i̅ y ou will have noticed that each page in this book presents both the English aund
Tibetan written numerals. Thelatterarelistedbelow.
1234567.8910
ཤ་རོ་ ུ་ nj ཝ་o
གཅིག་གཉིས་གསུམ་གཞི་ལྔ་དྲུག་བདུ་ན་བརྒྱད་དགུ་བཙུ་
i̅ In written materials,numbers (particular]y the larger ones) are usually expressed
by written numeralsrather that by spelling them out.
For example
197 l n) 1883
1967 ཐ་n) 1926 ཐ་
1954 ̅ 1989 ཐ་
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6 "Or" and "whether or not" constructions i̅ i̅ i̅ i̅
"Or" constructions paral]el the question particles discussed in l.l l in that the last
]etter of the flrst element is attached to the ]etter "m" (མ་) e.g., in (a.) below, ག་ becomes
གམ་
a. ལུག་གམ་ར


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