The Tonal System of Tibetan (Lhasa Dialect) and the Nominal Phrase

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Sprigg, R. K.
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    Noun -f- Nom.-Phrase P a r t . ; na -s ts'ag-par zero skor gyi bod-pa hi Noun + Nom.-Phrase Pan de hi dbyin-ji hi hdi-hdra - s 1 hdi zero (2) Within the Sentence In non-final clauses, and in final clauses in which there is a Verbal Phrase,2 the Nominal Phrase regularly precedes the Verbal, e.g. : Icags-par de-hts'o gan min-mdzad gam gtsah-ma yin-tsan, shasmahi rdo-par-las ze-drag gcig-gi gam gtsan-na hdug-ga.

    II. NOUN PARTICLE (1) All Noun Particles are monosyllabic.

    (2) The Noun Particle category is invariably colligated with the Noun, and only with the Noun, category within the limits of the word.

    (3) The order of categories within the word is : (a) Noun, (b) Noun Particle.

    Finally voicelessness co-articulated with lateral occlusion is also a mark of a Tone One word :- (iv) Voicelessness -)- (lateral occlusion) 1, e.g.:-

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