རེད་འདུག and ཡོད་ན

Hi Dirk!

About these expressions:


Why རེད་ and འདུག are in the same sentence together, is it not enough to use just རེད་ or just འདུག ?


Could you explain please ཡོད་ན in this sentence?

Thank you,

རེད་འདུག expresses a different evidential than when they are used alone. It shows some kind of surprise, or that it reveals new information.

“if there is”

“It makes me miss Tibet when I see a rainbow in the sky” or “If there’s a rainbow in the sky, I miss Tibet”

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Hi Dirk!

I am still don’t fully (?) understand the use of རེད་འདུག …
For example here, supposedly the person is describing her/his house, and that supposedly doesn’t have some kind of surprise. … :grimacing:

“Oh, this house is yellow and orange!”

So it means the speaker is identifying the color of the house, which is a general feature of the house (རེད་). But they are also personally experiencing or noticing or realizing what that color is right now (འདུག་).

So maybe they are just noticing that, or maybe they had thought it was a different color before, or maybe it’s kinda new info for them… རེད་འདུག་ and རེད་བཞག་ work a bit like that.

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