Re: Chung Zi
Re: Chung Zi?? Different than my others -- metateman Post Reply Edit Forum Where am I?
Posted by: Beadman Post Reply
07/01/2019, 16:42:54

The spelling of Tibetan words in English is often misunderstood.

The "d" is not necessary, and is actually a modern substitute for "g." This introductory letter is never capitalized, unless other letters are capitalized. Thus:

gzi gZi GZI..., dzi dZi DZI..., zi. Zi ZI.

There is no such rendering as "Dzi." This is a mistake.

I have to suspect that your chung zi are derived from pieces of broken beads that have been recut. I would include your diagonal-striped bead as well.


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