Registration for LAN501 Continuing Colloquial Tibetan with Nima Bhuti and Gerry Wiener.
Class will be held Mondays, September 14, 2020 through February 3rd, 2021 (6:30 - 8pm Pacific Daylight Time). No class on December 28th.
This course is a continuation of Introduction to Colloquial Tibetan tha was taught at the 2020 Summer Institute. It is oriented toward students who have had some training in the Tibetan alphabet, spelling, and beginning dialogs (see prerequisites below).
The emphasis of the classes will be on developing fluency with spoken Tibetan. Students will focus on training in successively more complex Tibetan colloquial dialogs. The class will cover the material in the first six chapters of The Heart of Tibetan Language by Franziska Oertle. There will be homework assigned weekly.
Prerequisite: LAN500 or equivalent
As a prerequisite to this class students should have taken at least two sessions (18 days) of Colloquial Tibetan at Nitartha this summer or equivalently, they should know:
How to pronounce in the Central Tibetan dialect all the letters in the Tibetan alphabet
How to identify the main letter of a Tibetan word
What prefixes, superfixes, subfixes, suffixes, and second suffixes are and how they affect pronunciation
How to verbally spell a Tibetan word
What the essential and existential verbs are and how they are used (yin, min, red, ma red, yod, med, ‘dug, mi ‘dug, yod red, yod ma red)
Demonstrative pronouns (‘di, de, pha gi, etc.)
Personal pronouns (khong, khyed rang, etc.)
The Heart of Tibetan Language by Franziska Oertle. Click here for a non-downloadable version. A PDF version of the text will be available for students who are officially enrolled in the course.
Students are asked to purchase the text and exercise books when they are available in print. Faculty will advise when they are available.
If you need support with registration, please contact Nitartha's registrar, Elena Weiss at firstname.lastname@example.org.