THL Simplified Phonetic Transcription of Standard Tibetan
December 12, 2003
Copyright © 2003 by David Germano, Nicolas Tournadre, and THL.
- Version: 1.0
- Status: Working Draft
- Date: 2010-02-01
- Contributors: David Germano (co-director), Nicolas Tournadre (co-director)
- Description: The Tibetan and Himalayan Library (THL)'s Simplified Phonetic Transcription of Standard Tibetan is a collaborative effort to provide a user friendly scheme for transforming Tibetan words into easy to pronounce and remember romanized forms. This is necessary because Tibetan pronunciation and Tibetan spelling are often extremely divergent, which means that transliteration of Tibetan - representing its original spelling in latin script - often produces spellings that no non-speaker of Tibetan would ever pronounce correctly.
- Instructions: Please use the right-hand menu to explore the actual transliteration system and background remarks about its goals.
- Additional Resources:
THL Simplified Phonetic Transcription of Standard Tibetan, by David Germano