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Tibetan script: Quiz


Question 1: Tradition holds that Thonmi Sambhota, a minister of ________ (569-649), was sent to India to study the art of writing, and upon his return introduced the Tibetan script.
Tibetan BuddhismBönSongtsän GampoDalai Lama

Question 2: The h or ________ (’) usually signifies aspiration, but in the case of zh and sh it signifies palatalization and the single letter h represents a voiceless glottal fricative.
GuillemetsTildeApostropheAt sign

Question 3: The ________ Tibetan block is U+0F00–U+0FFF[5].
Universal Character SetUTF-8Han unificationUnicode

Question 4: The ________ used in the script are a, i, u, e, and o.
VowelClose front unrounded vowelInternational Phonetic AlphabetClose back rounded vowel

Question 5: In the Tibetan writing system, the ________ are written from left to right [4].
SyllableVowel lengthMora (linguistics)Gemination

Question 6: The Tibetan script has 30 ________, otherwise known as radicals [1].
Alveolar consonantVelar consonantConsonantPalatal consonant

Question 7: As a result, in all modern Tibetan dialects, in particular in the ________ dialect, the spelling, which reflects the 9th-century spoken Tibetan, differs from the reading significantly.
Doilungdêqên CountyDamxung CountyLhasaLhünzhub County

Question 8: Besides Tibet, the writing system has also been used for Tibetan languages in ________ and in parts of India and Nepal and even Pakistan (Chamberlain 2008).
MalaysiaUnited Arab EmiratesCambodiaBhutan

Question 9: The Tibetan script is an abugida of Indic origin used to write the Tibetan language as well as the Dzongkha language, Denzongkha, Ladakhi language and sometimes the ________.
Balti dialectTibetan languagesBurushaskiUrdu

Question 10: The Tibetan script is ________ in a variety of ways[2].

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