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Hey y’all I’m a Californian linguistics major, just cleaned up my blog a bit and I’m trying to find some harder-to-find languages on here.

My target languages are French, German, and Dutch but I blog about a shit ton of languages. As well as some art, history, religion, and Buddhism.

I’m looking to follow some of y’all blogging about the following:
Dutch, German (I have enough French blogs on here, sorry mes amis)
Indigenous North American languages, Navajo + literally anything
Icelandic, Welsh, Old English
Tibetan, Thai, Sinhalese, Hindi/Urdu, Khmer, Burmese, Mongolian, Japanese
Lithuanian, Polish, Norweigan
Swahili, Arabic

Basic Tibetan Phrases

བཀྲ་ཤིས་བདེ་ལེགས།
(tra shi dé le’)
Hello. 你好。

ཐུགས་རྗེ་ཆེ།
(tu’ jé ché)
Thank you. 謝謝。

ཞོགས་པ་བདེ་ལེགས།
(sho’ pa dé le’)
Good morning. 早上好。

ཉིན་མོ་བདེ་ལེགས།
(nyin mo dé le’)
Good afternoon. 中午好。

ཀོང་དགས།
(kong da’)
Sorry. 對不起。

ཁྱེད་རང་(སྐུ་གཟུགས་)བདེ་པོ་ཡིན་པས།
(khyé rang ku zu’ dé po yin pé)
How are you? (lit. Is your body well?) 你(身體)怎麼樣?

ང་བདེ་པོ་ཡིན།
(nga dé po yin)
I am well. 我很好。

ཁྱེད་རང་གི་མཚན་ལ་ག་རེ་ཞུ་གི་ཡོད།
(khyé rang gi tsen la ga ré shu gi yö)
What is your name? (Honorific form) 您叫什麼名字?

ཁྱེད་རང་གི་མིང་ལ་ག་རེ་རེད།
(khyé rang gi ming la ga ré ré)
What is your name? (Plain form) 你叫什麼名字?

ངའི་མིང་ལ་ (….) ཟེར་གྱི་ཡོད།
(ngé ming la ze gyi yö)
My name is (…). 我叫 (…)。

ཁྱེད་རང་ག་ནས་ཡིན་པ།
(khyé rang ga né yin pa)
Where are you from? 你是哪裏人/你從哪裏來的?

ང་(ཁ་ན་ཌ་/ཨ་མེ་རི་ཁ་/etc) ནས་ཡིན།
(nga kha na da / a mé ri kha né yin)
I am from (Canada/USA/etc). 我來自(加拿大/美國/etc)。

ཁྱེད་རང་གིས་བོད་སྐད་བཤད་ཤེས་ཀྱི་ཡོད་པས། 
(khyé rang gi pö ké shé shé kyi yö pé)
Can you speak Tibetan? 您會說藏語嗎?

ངས་བོད་སྐད་བཤད་ཤེས་ཀྱི་མེད། 
(ngé pö ké shé shé kyi mé)
I don’t understand Tibetan. 我不懂藏語。

ཏོག་ཙམ་བཤད་ཐུབ་གྱི་ཡོད།
(to’ tsam shé tup gyi yö)
I can speak a little bit. 我能會一點兒。

བོད་སྐད་ལ་(འདི་)གང་འདྲས་ལབ་དགོས་རེད།
(pö ké la (di) gang dré lap go ré)
How would I say (”this” or another word) in Tibetan? 
(這個)藏語應該怎麼說?

ངས་ད་ལྟ་བོད་སྐད་སློབ་ཀྱི་ཡོད།
(ngé da(n)ta pö ké lop kyi yö)
I am learning Tibetan. 我正在學藏語。

འདིར་ཁོང་ག་ཚོད་རེད།
(dir khong ga tsö ré)
How much is this (one here)? 這個多少錢?

ཁྱེད་རང་ག་རེ་མཆོད་འདོད་འདུག།
(khyé rang ga ré chö dö du’)
What would you like to eat? 你想吃點什麼?

ངར་ … དགོས།
(ngar … go)
I would like to have (…). 我想要/吃 (…)。

ཁྲུས་ཁང་ག་པར་ཡོད་རེད།
(trü khang ga par yo ré)
Where is the bathroom? 廁所在哪裏?

བཀའ་འདྲི་ཞུ་རྒྱུར་… ལ་གང་འདྲ་བྱས་ནས་འགྲོ་དགོས་རེད། 
(kan dri shu gyur … la gang dre jé né dro go ré)
Excuse me, how do I get to (insert place/street name)?
請問,(地方/街名) 怎麼走?

Note: I’m not a native/advanced speaker of Tibetan and I’m still learning it myself, so if you do speak Tibetan and notice any mistakes, please let me know!

I got a lot of these phrases from the 走近西藏《跟我學藏語》series on Youtube (which is in Mandarin), and a few others from the Manual of Standard Tibetan, Omniglot, and Colloquial Tibetan!

Here are some other posts I’ve written before about Tibetan: How to Read Tibetan | Tibetan Resources | The Verb “To Be” | Tibetan Verb Classes 

“I came to Dharamshala when I was nine years old. Back then, we weren’t allowed to learn the Tibetan language in school, so my parents sent me to India. For a whole month we walked over the mountains. It was very snowy, and we only walked at night. One night I almost fell off a cliff, but one of the adults grabbed onto my hand and pulled me back up. It’s been twenty years now since I last saw my parents. Just a few months ago, I had a really bad stomach problem and had to go to the hospital. Even though I’m an adult, I’ve never missed my mother more. Being that sick made me realize that I have nobody watching over me.”

(Dharamshala, India)

Tibetan Manifestation Exercise

Check out this 3,000-year-old Tibetan visualization exercise:

This particular version of a 3,000-year-old exercise comes from the John Perkins book Shape Shifting: Shamanic Techniques for Global and Personal Transformation.

It was handed down to John from a European traveler, who learned it from Tibetan sages. The sages told the traveler that “it will most assuredly make dreams manifest!”

Begin by closing your eyes. Keep your eyes closed until you complete the exercise. Next envision your intention. Now envision the black void of space all around you. Then picture a bright, shimmering silver star at a distance out in front of you. Project your intention through your third eye (which resides in the middle of the forehead) out to the silver shimmering star, where it will then be absorbed by that silver star. Once that star has absorbed your intention, draw the silver star containing your intention into your mind through your third eye.

Now, picture that the star filled with your intention explodes three times in succession with your mind. These are transformational growth explosions. They are expanding the power of your vision. Following these three growth explosions, direct the silver star containing your intention down into your heart.

Once again, imagine three powerful growth explosions in your heart. Finally, draw the silver star filled with your intention up and out of your third eye, back out into the black void. Perform this exercise at least twice each day, three times per week.

NOT saying that you should do this to manifest, but rather to connect to your Self and enjoy this 3,000-year-old practice.

During the meditation it may humble you to imagine yourself sitting with the countless others who have tried this meditation over those long years. We all sit together.

ཚིག་མཛོད་ [Tibetan Vocabulary]

I know not many people are learning Tibetan, but I just had to share these common words :’D They’re so pretty (provided that your computer can display tibetan characters lol)

དགའ་པོ [dga po] (v.) -  to love

ཟ་བ [za ba] (v.) - to eat

སྐྱིད་པོ [skyid po] (adj.) - happy

སྙིང་རྗེ་པོ [snying rje po] (adj.) - beautiful

ངུ་བ [ngu ba] (v.) - to cry

ཉལ་བ [nyal ba] (v.) - to sleep 

བོད་ཡིག [bod yig] (n.) - Tibetan language (written)

བོད་སྐད [bod skad] (n.) - Tibetan language (oral)

anonymous asked:

Hi, first of all, I love you. I learned a lot of facts about Misha Collins from your posts. And I kind wanna know Misha's experiences in Tibet and Nepal, do you know whether he ever talked about it or not? If he did, can you give me a link or something please? Thank you very much!!

From 2008:

[I spent time in] a Tibetan monastery on the Nepal side of the border. It was Himalayan and it was all Tibetan monks there. That was a long time ago, it was my first introduction. I was really naïve and idealistic and I thought that Buddhist philosophy was kind of selfish [laughs], that was sort of what I went into it with, but I was curious to learn about it. Then meditation really taught me something that I could have never, intellectually, expected to learn. That was an incredible experience and I’ve pretty much kept up with the practice, doing one of two 10-day retreats pretty much every year. And I don’t think I’d still be sane if I hadn’t been doing it. Not that I actually claim to be sane but I’d be significantly more insane [laughs].

He also learned Tibetan throat singing and apparently he and Vicki snuck across the border in a vegetable truck.