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05 December 2008 @ 02:00 pm
[བོད་སྐད] • References  
In order to view Tibetan (བོད་སྐད), you'll need to install special fonts, which can be found on this page.

Tibetan is spoken by about 6 million people and is primarily used for Buddhist texts. I'm primarily interested because I'll be taking a course on China's Go West campaign and its effects on Tibet, and I wanted to get a taste of Tibetan culture through the language. I'm currently concerned mainly with teaching myself the alphabet and the pronunciation; learning the grammar and everything is secondary to learning Indonesian grammar.

Some links:

Omniglot: Tibetan alphabet, pronunciation, and language

Tibetan fonts and software
http://tsampa.org/tibetan/software/
http://www.nitartha.org/downloads.html
http://babel.uoregon.edu/yamada/fonts/tibetan.html
http://www.otani.ac.jp/cri/twrp/TLK/
http://www.interlog.com/~pierrer/
http://members.aol.com/tib4win/

Online Tibetan lessons
http://www.learntibetan.net
http://www.geocities.com/tibetanlanguage/language.html

Information about how to write each letter of the Tibetan script
http://www.btinternet.com/~c.fynn/tibetan/
http://noyeslodge.cornell.edu/medialib/ti/twc

Tibetan calligraphy
http://www.asianart.com/exhibitions/calligraphy
http://www.tashimannox.co.uk/gal.html
http://www.tibetan-calligraphy.com

Nitartha international - Tibetan software and online dictionary
http://www.nitartha.org/home.html

Rangjung Yeshe Tibetan-English Dharma Dictionary
http://rywiki.tsadra.org/index.php/Main_Page

The Tibetan language Institute - teaches Tibetan in Hamilton, Montana, USA
http://www.tibetanlanguage.org

Information on Tibet and the Tibetan language
http://www.tibet.dk

Tibetan & Himalayan Digital Library (THDL)
http://thdl.org

Tibetan Government in Exile's Official Web Site (includes information on Tibetan language and culture): http://www.tibet.com

Online Tibetan language news and radio
http://www.rfa.org/tibetan/
http://www.tibettimes.net

Center for Bhutan Studies (in English and Bhutanese)
http://www.bhutanstudies.org.bt

Khagyun: Stories from the Tibetan Diaspora
http://www.khagyun.org

Information about Tibetan medicine, buddhism and calligraphy (in French and English)
http://www.medecinetibet.org
 
 
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