Sunday, May 14, 2006

Back to Basics Part 5

Next it is good to learn a lot of small words and sentences that are very common in commentaries and similar texts. Here are some, but the best way to find them is to go through translated material over and over again, and start seeing the patterns of the most common expressions and words.

de yang is furthermore. lta bu is like that, la sogs pa is and so on. There are variations of these, as well. Again, the best is to use statistics and go through translated material, and the most common phrases will naturally bubble up. And when you learn those, suddenly a lot of the sentence material makes sense.

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