Tibetan Grammar 02 - The Formation of the Tibetan Syllable

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UNFINISHED WORK IN PROGRESS

Chapter II, The Tibetan Syllable

Formation of the Tibetan Syllable

The General Structure of the Tibetan Syllable

དབྱངས་༼ཨི་ཨེ་ཨོ་༽
vowel (i, e, o)
མགོ་ཡིག་
superscribed letter
སྔོན་འཇུག་
prescribed letter
མིང་གཞི་
root letter
ཡང་འཇུག་
postscribed letter
ཚེག་
second postscribed letter
dot
འདོགས་ཡིག་
subscribed letter
དབྱངས་༼ཨུ་༽
vowel (u)

List of valid Tibetan Letter Positions

Prefix letters, སྔོན་འཇུག་ ག་ ད་ བ་ མ་ འ་
Superscribed letters, མགོ་ཡིག་ ར་ ལ་ ས་
Subscribed letters, འདོགས་ཡིག་ ཡ་ ར་ ལ་ ཝ་
Suffix letters, རྗེས་འཇུག་ ག་ ང་ ད་ ན་ བ་ མ་ འ་ ར་ ལ་ ས་
Prefix letters, second suffix letters, ཡང་འཇུག་ ས་ ད་


Examples

བདག་
སྔོན་འཇུག་
prefix letter
མིང་གཞི་
root letter
རྗེས་འཇུག་
postfix letter
ཚེག་
dot