Getting Started in Ladakhi Author:Rebecca Norman Getting Started in Ladakhi is an indispensable language guide for every traveler who visits the far north Indian region of Ladakh as a friend, more than just a tourist. — As a phrase book it gives you not only the commonly used vocabulary and phrases for different situations in the market, in villages and on treks, etc, but also goes a ste... more »p further to guide you in the dos, don'ts and other nuances of Ladakhi culture and mannerisms.
As a beginners language book it presents the alphabet, grammar, and pronunciation in an easy manner avoiding complicated technical terms. Ladakhi script is used alongside English so you get the pronunciation right. This also helps in situations where your Ladakhi is not easily understood.
Finally it serves as a starter to bring you closer to the Ladakhis and facilitates interaction, without which your visit to Ladakh becomes little more than a visit to a museum or zoo.« less