by David Germano, Nicolas Tournadre and THL.
Tibetan punctuation is not relevant when the THL Simplified Phonetics system is used for rendering individual terms, with the exception of the syllable-delimiting dot. It is, however, relevant when rendering phonetically phrases, passages, and entire texts – a liturgical handbook, for instance. In these cases, all punctuation is simply deleted with the exception of the most common punctuation mark called the shé (shad). This is rendered as a comma.