| Tibetan - basic sentence |
In English poetry, we are normally very free with word-order. We can say: ''That man lovely is.'' But we really mean: ''That man is lovely.''
In Tibetan, word-order is very strict.
When you are learning English grammar in school, you learn the parts of speech, some of which are: subjects, objects, verbs, prepositions, nouns, adjectives, etc..
The order of words in a basic Tibetan sentence are as follows: Subject first, object second, and verb last.
So like in the example in the first sentence of this lesson, you could be saying in English: ''That man is lovely.'' In Tibetan you would say: ''That man lovely is.''
(Pronounce words the way they are presented, Tibetan words are on the left, English words on the right)
dee : this
t-he : that
p-hah-kee : that over there
day : here
t-her : there
mee : man
chay-poh : king
trog-pah : nomad
trog-poh : friend
ch-hoo : water
reh : is, was, are, were
t-hong : to see
Examples of Sentences:
mee ch-hoo t-hong.
A man sees water. (Literally: ''Man waters sees.'')
chay-poh t-her reh.
A king is there. (Literally: ''King there is.'')
day trog-pah reh
Here is a nomad. (Literally: ''Here nomad is.'')
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