Hill, Nathan W. (2010) 'Personal Pronouns in Old Tibetan.' Journal Asiatique, 298 (2). pp. 549-571.
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The pronominal systems of early forms of Tibetan remain virtually unexplored. Old Tibetan has three first person singular pronouns ṅa, bdag, and kho-bo, as well as three first person plural pronouns ṅed, bdag-cag, and ḥo-skol. The second person pronouns include two singulars khyod and khyo(n)-ḥdaḥ and a plural khyed. The current study uncovers three third person pronouns kho-na, mo-na, and khoṅ-ta. Old Tibetan also has a reflexive pronoun raṅ. Through the examination of attested examples of each of these pronouns in Old Tibetan literature, this article attempts to distinguish the meanings among these diverse forms.
|Keywords:||Old Tibetan, personal pronouns|
|SOAS Departments & Centres:||Faculty of Languages and Cultures > Department of the Languages and Cultures of China and Inner Asia|
|DOI (Digital Object Identifier):||10.2143/JA.298.14.2062444|
|Depositing User:||Nathan Hill|
|Date Deposited:||16 Mar 2011 15:41|
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