Sunday, November 13, 2005

Homage - Complete Sentence

OK, based on the words and grammar we have gone through so far, we could build a complete homage sentence. I've included an image of the sentence, as not all systems have Tibetan fonts included :




Click on the image to zoom in.

As a home assignment you could go through the spelling and learn how each letter is forming the sentence, where things are stacked, and so on. You could also try to translate this text based on the earlier postings in this blog... Note that this could be a very common homage at the beginning of a commentary.

Check out the homage in the beginning from Bodhisattva Way of Life, from Asian Classics Input Project, does it look familiar? As a bonus project, look at the homage section in the Heart Sutra and figure out the additional homage objects mentioned.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you! This blog is great! You are really inspiring me to study.. and teaching me alot as well.

Anonymous said...

Womderful wonderful blog.

I do seem to have difficulty in downloading files from Asian Classics place. specifically the Santideva homagea statement. Windows goes all stupid. any suggestions?

Kent Sandvik said...

Oh, maybe those are the RTF files with custom Tibetan fonts. They use a special Nithartha-Sambhota font that seems to move around at their web site, so it's sometimes a hassle to find it...

Kent Sandvik said...
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Kent Sandvik said...

They seem to now use the Tibetan Machine font.

See: http://www.asianclassics.org/research_site/webdata/fonts.html