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The Illuminator Tibetan-English / English-Tibetan CD-ROM Dictionary
A modern Tibetan-English dictionary done using proper scholarly methods from Lotsawa Tony Duff. The dictionary comes with special software designed specifically for the purpose and a complete set of high-quality Tibetan fonts. The dictionary itself has many special features and includes a range of terms not to be found in other dictionaries. It contains the complete verb listing from the Great Tibetan-Chinese Dictionary; the ancient glossary on old and new terms, The House of Cloves; a very wide selection of grammar terms; extensive definitions of mahamudra and Dzogchen terms; etc. Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000 CD-ROM.

Essentials of Modern Literary Tibetan : A Reading Course and Reference Grammar
"Half of the words are read by implication." This Tibetan saying explains the main difficulty Westerners face in learning to read Tibetan fluently. This book will allow beginners to understand the logic of Tibetan grammar and syntax through graded readings and narrative explanations. The large glossary, which is indexed by page, will serve as an invaluable reference grammar for readers of Tibetan at all levels. The reading course includes a wide range of modern literary styles from literature, history, current affairs, newspapers, and even communist political essays. This book by Melvyn Goldstein includes examples of Tibetan texts with English translation. University of California Press, 1991, 493 pages.

The Tibetan Book of the Dead
This book is a blueprint on the nature of soul. It guides you into levels of consciousness that engages optimum freedom for the soul at the moment of death and beyond. It is a book to be known by anyone who works with the dying. This is the Oxford University Press paperback edition. 249pp.

Tibetan Newspaper Reader
Michael Lempert, Tenzing Sangpo - Edited with Foreword by Paul G. Hackett
This reader contains thirty-three articles from the Tibet Daily and the Lhasa Evening News, the two main Tibetan language newspapers in Tibet, and from Democracy, Tibetan Freedom, and Knowledge, publications from the Tibetan exile communities in India. Each selection includes the Tibetan text, a glossary, notes, and English translation. Also included are a Grammatical Sketch of Tibetan, and a cumulative glossary of all vocabulary items. With three 90 min. audio cassette recordings of the articles read by a native speaker. 1996, 173 pages, hardbound.
Book and 3 cassettes

Grammar of Colloquial Tibetan
C.A. Bell
Sir Charles Bell's Grammar serves as a practical introduction to what has become one of the more important languages in the Sino-Tibetan group now to be found in Nepal, Sikkim and areas of North Eastern India (especially with the influx of Tibetan refugees following the Chinese repressions in Tibet). The book will serve as a very useable, practical introduction for non- linguists, being one of the few comprehensive grammars of the realms of Tibetan literature, art, philosophy and religion, making it easier for the reader to explore and absorb the vast knowledge that lies hidden there. Sir Charles Bell was the foremost authority of his times on Tibet and its culture was at one time British resident in Lhasa. Other books by the author include the Religion of Tibet the People of Tibet Past and Present and Portrait of a Dalai Lama. Reprint of the scarce third and last (1939) edition, 1996 paperback, 188pp.

Tibetan-English Dictionary of New Words
Paul G. Hackett
The Tibetan-English Dictionary of New Words should be considered as a supplement to Tibetan-Chinese Encyclopedic Dictionary, Beijing, 1993. Absence of terms in that dictionary was the sole criterion for inclusion in the present dictionary. The Tibetan-English Dictionary of New Words contains some 5,000 words and phrases drawn from Tibetan newspapers published in current day Tibet. It is intended for use as a supplementary dictionary for readers of the Tibetan press and modern Tibetan literature. 2001, 280 pages, hardbound.

A Tibetan-English Dictionary
H. Jaschke
Assembled by a missionary in Tibet during the mid-nineteenth century, this dictionary has an outstanding reputation and remains an important resource for students of the language and a convenient reference for travellers. Practical and nontechnical, it offers a full sense of the exact range of Tibetan words in their common usage. Since the missionaries were attempting to convey the foreign concepts of Christianity, they kept their language as plain and direct as possible. This volume reflects that clarity, deriving its matter and principles equally from Tibetan literature and speech. Each word is defined in terms of both its written and conversational usage, with accurate and plentiful examples. An English-Tibetan vocabulary offers phonetic pronunciations for hundreds of useful words. Hardcover, 671 pp.

English-Tibetan Dictionary of Modern Tibetan
by Melvyn C. Goldstein
The liberalization of political and intellectual life in China and the rise of Tibetan exile communities throughout the world have produced a resurgence of spoken and written Tibetan. These developments, together with increasing contacts between Western scholars and Tibetans, have created a widening circle of English-speakers--in government, business, academia, and elsewhere--who need to speak or write Tibetan with precision and clarity. For these people, and for others who want to communicate with Tibetans in their own language, Professor Goldstein's Dictionary will be an indispensable aid. The first scholarly English-Tibetan dictionary, as well as the only one that is semantically sensitive, this work specifies the Tibetan terms that correspond to the submeanings of a single English term. Containing roughly 16,000 main entries, most of which have multiple subentries, the Dictionary treats a total of 45,000 lexical items. Each entry includes both the written Tibetan orthography and a phonemic notation to indicate pronunciation. Grammatical features are also noted, and all examples of usage are presented with the romanticization of the written Tibetan and phonemic notation of the spoken forms. An introductory essay familiarizes users with the main features of Tibetan grammar. Hardback, 485 pp.

English-Tibetan Dictionary of Modern Tibetan
by Melvyn C. Goldstein
The New Tibetan-English Dictionary of Modern Tibetan surpasses existing dictionaries in both scope and comprehensiveness. Containing more than 80,000 lexical items used in political, social, economic, literary, and scientific discourse, this invaluable sourcebook includes the tens of thousands of new words that have been coined or that have come into use since Tibet was incorporated into the People's Republic of China in 1951. The dictionary lists lexical items characteristic of the special written genre that was used by Tibetan government officials up to 1959 as well as new terminology used in the Tibetan exile communities in South Asia. It contains both the core lexical terminology used in everyday life and standard modern writing and many proverbs and sayings that appear frequently in contemporary literary materials. The entries provide spoken pronunciation and thousands of illustrative sentences. Paperback, 1164 pp.