Prerequisites: This course is open to the Public. It is advisable, although not necessary, for students to know the Tibetan alphabet before attending the course.
This exciting new initiative is aimed to give an intensive introduction to the Tibetan language as part of the Ka-ter Translation Program.
A. The first three days of this course are designed to enable reading and correct pronunciation and also to give an overview of the language. The following material will be covered: 1. The importance and beauty of the Tibetan language. 2. The structure of the language; grammar as a sacred science; Dharma Language (chos skad). 3. Sanskrit and Tibetan. 4. The alphabet; the relationship between signs and sounds; basic reading skills with reference to texts of practice if the course is restricted to practitioners, otherwise reference is to more general texts; notes on Sanskrit letters and pronunciation. 5. Presentation of available materials for the study of Tibetan language.
B. The second four days of the course help the student establish a firm basis for further study of the language and perform actual translation. After completing this course, students are now qualified take part in future Shang Shung Institute Tibetan Translation Trainings. The following material will be covered: 1. Translation: history, principles, techniques and problems. 2. The question of technical Dharma language. 3. Syllables, words, sentences and discourse. 4. Names (ming tshig) and Connectors or Particles (tshig phrad). 5. The eight cases of Tibetan grammar. 6. Connectors or Particles not related with case. 7. Examples and exercises.
This course requires SUBSCRIPTION, click HERE
To attend the course via webcast click HERE
(at the time of the course)
- Location: Conway, MA - USA.
- Date/time: Friday, August 6 - Thursday, August 12, 2010
- Instructor:Dr. Fabian Sanders
- Registration Required: YES
- Price: $375 for the General Public
$280 for Students and Seniors
$250 to attend by webcast