Saturday, April 15, 2006

Common Verbs I

Let's go through a list of very common verbs that is good to learn to recognized (I'm just now looking through a translation project I've been working on a while to see the common verbs). As mentiod, mostly the verbs are at the end of the sentence, so you look for the noun in the beginning, and then hunt down the verb, and then you find out what's happening between those words. To make it simple we are avoiding any past/presence/future tenses just now.

'gyur is one good one, it means become, to be, to happen.


We mentiond yin and yod before, the is verb, here's the entry.


bskyed means to create, develop, produce, even in the context of visualizing something in the mind.

byed is also to create, make happen, work.


gsungs is common in commentaries, mans taught, said, spoken as, for example when quoting Shakyamuni Buddha or Buddhist teachers.

Another one is bstan, taught, demonstrated, shown.

Of these two you then have the variations of gsungs pa and bstan pa, as well.

'jug and 'jug pa means to enter, like entering a path, or a practice, or even a visualization.

Ok, one more, gnas, that's a good one, means to abide, like something in a visualization abides in a certain location.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Mistake with yod. You've written yid

Kent Sandvik said...

Hi, thanks for the note, fixed it! That about creating lots of Tibetan bitmaps on the screen in a hurry...