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This front matter section volume II of the book titled contains One Hundred Thousand Moons the table of contents and the list of maps and illustrations. The book is written with rich poetic expression, extensive vocabulary, and often clever and amusing adages and similes. The Tibetan text makes very wide use of quotations, and so as the narrative moves through the centuries, it employs a many distinct styles of Tibetan. While the Tibetan language has not drifted as dramatically as English did from Old English up to the modern period, Tibetan vocabulary and expressions have changed since classical times.

Keywords: one hundred thousand moons; Tibetan vocabulary

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