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Sino-Tibetan: A Conspectus By Paul K. Benedict
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STEDT facsimile edition, of the 1978 hardcover version, reprinted by permission. From the original dust jacket: The first comprehensive account of Sino-Tibetan, a language stock comparable in size... More > and diversification to Indo-European and comprising Chinese, Karen and over a hundred Tibeto-Burman languages. Dr Benedict presents a systematic analysis of the morphology and phonology of the main descendants of the stock, traces their familyrelationships and reconstructs in outline the parent language, Sino-Tibetan. There is a glossary of Tibeto-Burman roots and an English-Tibeto-Burman index, which should prove of especial value as a working-tool for scholars. The present book was first drafted many years ago. Dr Benedict has since made extensive annotations on the original manuscript, and Professor James A. Matisoff has added many notes on bibliography and the Burmese-Lolo group of languages.< Less
The Tibetan Book of the Dead By Lāma Kazi Dawa-Samdup
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This book is the first English language translation of the famous Tibetan death text, The Great Liberation upon Hearing in the Intermediate State. Also known as the Bardo Thodol which means... More > "liberation by hearing on the after death plane" (Bardo: after death plane, Thodol or Thotrol: liberation by hearing), it was originally written in the Tibetan language and is meant to be a guide for those who have died as they transition from their former life to a new destination. The work has been traditionally attributed to Padma-Sambhava, an Indian mystic who was said to have introduced Buddhism to Tibet in the 8th century. Legend has it that while visiting Tibet, PadmaSambhava found it necessary to conceal sanskrit works he had arranged to be written. The Tibetans of that time were not ready for the spiritual teachings contained therein, so he hid his texts in strange and remote locations, leaving them to be discovered at a later time when their spiritual message could be received by those with an open mind.< Less
The Illustrated Tibetan Book of the Dead By Andrew Forbes, David Henley
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Bardo Thodol or 'The Tibetan Book of the Dead' is a mystical funerary text rooted in the Tibetan Tantric and Vajrayana Buddhist teachings. Composed by the guru and sage Padmasambhava in the 8th... More > century, the Bardo Thodol is recited by a Buddhist lama over a dying or recently deceased person as a spiritual guide to the process of death and that which follows. This illustrated version combines the English language text by Walter Evans-Wentz with a unique collection of 80 pictures relating to the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. 16,000 words, 4 appendices, 71 historic images, 9 contemporary images< Less
AHP 43: AMDO TIBETAN LANGUAGE: An Introduction to Normative Oral Amdo By Dpal ldan bkra shis
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AMDO TIBETAN LANGUAGE: An Introduction to Normative Oral Amdo has 19 chapters, a section on verb conjugation, three appendices, and a bibliography. Numerous exercises, dialogues, texts, and special... More > phrases are also provided. Each chapter consists of course texts, grammar notes, exercises, a vocabulary list, examples, and supplementary grammar. The texts focus on daily Tibetan life. Sentences are short and syntactically not overly complex. Exercises provide focus-related examples to reinforce chapter contents and include dialogues, sentences, and phrase completion. Dialogues are a major focus and provide a backdrop of communication for practice. Language notes deal with various grammatical, syntactic, and semantic points. A Tibetan-English wordlist is at the end of each chapter. The supplemental grammar section addresses grammatical concepts, new phrasal words, and function words and phrases.< Less
The Non-Tibetan Book of the Dead By Rupert Lister
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This is my second short stories collection. "Sanguis Vita Est" concerns a monstrous underground troupe, led by the Prince of Darkness, and their search for the soul of music. "His... More > Infinite Eye" posits a version of Heaven heavy on bureaucracy and struggling with contradiction. In "The Last Disco", a cop in a new city finds his first case is a mystery that will test his morality. "Supernothing" is the story of a young man who finds his confidence - but is it just chemical reaction? Like a stopped clock, language breaks down in "Clocky Knocks Come Bleak a Billion More", a tiny, terrible tale of loss and longing. "The Wizard of Hambridge Hotel" is but a boy, but a boy with a brilliant, devastating, perhaps supernatural, talent. "The Genie & Mr Millard" share a dangerous dreamworld, fighting crime in a version of Prohibition Chicago in unfamiliar, film-set form. Finally, "Come Round" is a story of love between two victims of abuse, who become lethally bound.< Less
The Non-Tibetan Book of the Dead By Rupert Lister
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This is my second short stories collection. "Sanguis Vita Est" concerns a monstrous underground troupe, led by the Prince of Darkness, and their search for the soul of music. "His... More > Infinite Eye" posits a version of Heaven heavy on bureaucracy and struggling with contradiction. In "The Last Disco", a cop in a new city finds his first case is a mystery that will test his morality. "Supernothing" is the story of a young man who finds his confidence - but is it just chemical reaction? Like a stopped clock, language breaks down in "Clocky Knocks Come Bleak a Billion More", a tiny, terrible tale of loss and longing. "The Wizard of Hambridge Hotel" is but a boy, but a boy with a brilliant, devastating, perhaps supernatural, talent. "The Genie & Mr Millard" share a dangerous dreamworld, fighting crime in a version of Prohibition Chicago in unfamiliar, film-set form. Finally, "Come Round" is a story of love between two victims of abuse, who become lethally bound.< Less
AHP15: Rgyal rong Tibetan Life, Language, and Folklore in Rgyas bzang Village By G.yu 'brug et al
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This study of Rgyas bzang (Jizong) Village includes a brief summary of G.yu 'brug's life, local languages and location, agriculture, sleeping, eating, childbirth and child raising, stone houses,... More > stone towers, taboos and customs, and folktales, a short story, annual religious rituals, death rituals, pilgrimage to Mount Dmu rdo, marriage, education, a glossary of non-English terms, a Rgyas bzang Tibetan Dialect-English word list, and an English-Rgyas bzang Tibetan Dialect word list.< Less
AHP5: A Tibetan Girl's Hair Changing Ritual By Tshe dpal rdo rje et al
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This is a remarkably careful study of a little known Tibetan coming-of-age ritual as still practiced in rural Amdo, Qinghai Province, China. Structural analysis is complemented by a case study based... More > on observations, interviews, recordings, and authentic folklore material in the original language. Pictures, tables, and a glossary complete the work. This is field anthropology at its best. Juha Janhunen, Professor of East Asian Languages and Cultures, University of Helsinki.< Less
AHP5: A Tibetan Girl's Hair Changing Ritual By Tshe dpal rdo rje et al
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This is a remarkably careful study of a little known Tibetan coming-of-age ritual as still practiced in rural Amdo, Qinghai Province, China. Structural analysis is complemented by a case study based... More > on observations, interviews, recordings, and authentic folklore material in the original language. Pictures, tables, and a glossary complete the work. This is field anthropology at its best. Juha Janhunen, Professor of East Asian Languages and Cultures, University of Helsinki.< Less
Poems in Ancient Tibetan, Paleo-Hebrew, Old Syriac and Early Mandaic By Daniel Deleanu
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A collection of poems written in Ancient Tibetan, Paleo-Hebrew, Old Syriac, and Early Mandaic.