The Phoenix; A Monthly Magazine for China, Japan & Eastern Asia Volume 3
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1872 edition. Excerpt: ...have been too broadly contra-distinguished, and that the form in fact but one great ethnic family, whic moreover includes what are usuall called the Tumulian or Dravidian and the K61 an Mfmda elementsi of Indian population, as well as nearly every element of the population of Oceania.I Remusat (Rechcrchcs cur lcs laugues Tarfarcs) insisted that there must be several tongues in Tibet, whereas Csoma de Koros (Journal No. 4) considers that there is but one. This comes in part of the want of a standard of ethnic unity, whether lingual or physical, and in part of the mixture of distmct races by regarding them under a large geogra hic and political unity, thus the liorsok belong undou tedly to Tibet, but do not belong to the Bodpa race. 1 have given, I believe, all the languages of Tibet, that is, the languages of all the races now and long settled in Tibet. My Gyzimi Vocablcs exhibit a vast difference from the Kong one of Leyden, ut supra. But I do not rely on mine, nor have I means to test it. ' A deal of Csorua's abundant grammatical apparatus of the Tibetan tongue is positively re udiated by the people of Tibet, whilst the learned an sage Remusat teaches us to question the over-strained and unintelligible rmsertions about the monosyllabism of the Chinese tongue, as if there were no dissyllables, no adjuncts to the roots! and as if the roots of Sanskrit, Hebrew, and Arabic were not monosyllables. For some valuable remarks on monosyllabism, see Rccherchcs mu' lcs langues Tartares, i. 351-4, and compare what occurs in the sequel as to the monosyllabic polysyllahism (different aspects of the case) of Gyfniing and Tugala. Thus in Gyilriing the root:0 becomes Masuzangti by mere cumulation of particlcs, ma, sa, ca, any, and...
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