The Tibetan script according to Dungkar

420_dict.jpgUnder the Resources tab you can access my translation of an essay on the Tibetan script by Dungkar Losang Khrinley.  The essay is a fine introduction to the features and usefulness of the Tibetan script. Of particular interest are his account of the early development of literacy in Tibet (a mixture of traditional and modern scholarship), his classifications of the various elements of Tibetan writing, and his account of the six features of the Tibetan script which make it an especially useful alphabet.


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