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ERIC Number: ED029282
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Pages: 833
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Tibetan-English Dictionary with Supplement.
Buck, Stuart H.
The format of this Tibetan-English dictionary includes the following: (1) after the Tibetan word or phrase, variant spellings are noted in parentheses; (2) irregular past, future, or imperative forms of the verb are also given in parentheses; (3) English definitions are separated into categories by semicolons; (4) verbal forms in English are usually given before nominal forms, which are followed by adjectival or adverbial forms; (5) examples of any of these forms used in context are given in parentheses within the category to which the usage or meaning applies; (6) loan words from Chinese or Mongol have been indicated by giving the word or phrase in the original language in parentheses after the English definitions; and (7) common synonyms are listed in brackets below the English definitions. In the case of important Buddhist terms, the reader is referred to the Jaschke or Das dictionary. This dictionary aims to provide full and accurate definitions of the vocabulary used in current publications in the Tibetan language, especially those appearing in Communist China. Common colloquial terms generally accepted by experienced Tibetan linguists, and many Buddhistic mythological and astrological terms have also been included. A history of the development of Tibetan literature and dictionaries is presented in the Introduction. (AMM)
The Catholic University of America Press, 620 Michigan Avenue N.E., Washington, D.C. 20017 ($25.00).
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