Tibetan and Himalayan Library - THL

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THL Simplified Phonetic Transcription of Standard Tibetan
by David Germano and Nicolas Tournadre
December 12, 2003
Section 10 of 13

Punctuation

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.

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THL Simplified Phonetic Transcription of Standard Tibetan, by David Germano