Classical Tibetan Intermediate Course
Teachers: Tenzin Ghegay Ph. D., Khenpo Kunga Dakpa, Lopon Migmar Dorjee, Guusje Ebbens
March 4 — June 3, 2023
In this course students study in depth the following topics:
- The different forms of the ladon particles, which are the most complex particles to study, since they can be used in different kinds of contexts to indicate a wide range of functions. According to the traditional presentation, these particles are used to mark three of the eight cases.
- The agentive particles: marking the agent of a transitive verb is the most important function of an agentive particle. They are often used to indicate the subject of verbs of perception. Generally speaking, an agentive particle implies the intentionality of the action. For that reason, agentive particles are sometimes used with verbs of motion that are intransitive, but intentional verbs.
- The source particles: the most important function of the source particles is to indicate the source, origin or starting point of something.
- Relative clauses are clauses that, like adjectives, qualifies nouns in a sentence.
- In the Beginning classical Tibetan course we have covered the simplest structures of the sentences ending with the four classes of verbs. New complements – location, instrument, purpose, reason, indirect objects, adverbs, and so forth – will now be added to these basic structures.
Each session will have two parts: One hour is dedicated to new grammar structures and half an hour is dedicated to reading traditional texts.
Participation in Introduction to Classical Tibetan and Beginning Classical Tibetan, or consent of the teacher.
March 4 – June 3, 2023, over 12 Sundays
7 – 8:30 PM CET
All course materials will be available for one year on the Moodle learning platform.