English-Tibetan Translator

The only online translator for English of this remote ancient language

This translator will show you the Tibetan symbols and you can find out the Tibetan alphabet at [https://www.lexilogos.com/keyboard/tibetan.htm] to find out the pronunciations though you must visit [https://www.slideshare.net/Zefortiche/rules-of-pronounciation] this will give you valuable insight if you want to learn the pronunciations of the language. In English some words are pronounced different then they are written but that is only a small amount, in Tibetan most words you learn in the language have a different pronunciation than spelled, if you are serious about learning the language and talking in it you must learn the pronunciation rules. the Tibetan language expanded and grew along with the Buddhist literature and originated in the 7th century, which today illustrates one of the most noteworthy cultural achievements in world history.

The Tibetan phonetic system was formed based on the prehistoric Sanskrit writing system. The regular and the cursive, which were the two major written scripts, gave rise to the wide use of the Tibetan language in almost all areas populated by the Tibetans. The Tibetan language got a further boost when a King from Southern Tibet got married in the Tang dynasty. Thereafter, the Tibetan culture saw a dramatic development from the 10th to the 16th century. The Tibetan spoken today is called ‘Colloquial Tibetan’ by some western intellectuals.

Sources: https://www.outsourcingtranslation.com/resources/history/tibetan-language.php English-Tibetan dictionary by Lama Dawasamdup Kazi (1919) Tibetan Translation Tool - University of Virginia http://www.thlib.org/reference/dictionaries/tibetan-dictionary/ https://www.lexilogos.com/keyboard/tibetan.htm https://www.slideshare.net/Zefortiche/rules-of-pronounciation

Special thanks to: Lexilogos for your amazing Tibetan keyboard, Zefortiche for your slide show on pronunciation, University of Virginia for your tool that helped me fact check every word, The Tibetan & Himalayan Library for various help, and Mango Languages for teaching me Dzongkha sentence structures which is similar to that of Tibetan sentence structures.

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