Classical Tibetan refers to the language of any text written in
In 816, during the reign of King
Case morphology is affixed to entire noun phrases, not to individual words (i.e. Gruppenflexion).
Traditional Tibetan grammarians do not distinguish case markers in this manner, but rather distribute these case morphemes (excluding -dang and -bas) into the eight cases of
As an example of the pronominal system of classical Tibetan, the Milarepa rnam thar exhibits the following personal pronouns.
|First person||ང་ nga||ངེད་ nged|
|First + Second||རང་རེ་ rang-re|
|Second person||ཁྱོད་ khyod||ཁྱེད་ khyed|
|Third person||ཁོ་ kho||ཁོང་ khong|
Like in French, the plural (vous / ཁྱེད་ khyed) can be used a polite singular.