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Nathan Hill: A Lexicon of Tibetan Verb Stems as Reported by the Grammatical Tradition. München: Kommission für Zentral- und Ostasiatische Studien, Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften 2010. xxxiv, 349 S. (Studia Tibetica V.) ISBN 978-3-7696-1004-8. € 58,—.

Pages 289 - 293



1 The severely criticised Hackett's Lexicon is the main source for this section.

2 This section is introduced under dkrug and does not occur anywhere else. Instead, cognates are referred to in Notes. Similarly, the section “Act. of‟ is mentioned only once under dkrog.

3 rṅod1 is glossed as a Caus. of nghöö, although the latter occurs only in spoken Tibetan and is not listed separately in the Lexicon. Apart from that, there are lexemes and morphemes included that are clearly not verbs, cf. kraṅ, mkhraṅ, mkhreg, grabs, or tron.

4 T. J. F. Tillemans / D. D. Herforth: Agents and actions in Classical Tibetan. Wien 1989, p. 94; R. Vollmann: Description of Tibetan Ergativity. Graz 2008, pp. 260–263.

5 But cf. go = Res. of ñan, gon = Res. of g.yog, and 'tshig = Res. of sreg.

6 According to Hill, mnag is Int. in Goldstein's Dictionary, but the latter classifies this verb as v[erb]i[nvoluntary].

7 Cf. 'khul and rña, sñul respectively.


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