Nouns and Noun Phrases
The Tibetan noun phrase minimally consists of a head noun, and may also contain pre-head and post-head dependents, that is, modifiers that either precede or follow the head noun. The basic structure of a noun phrase can be schematized as follows:
Pre-nominal Modifiers* > Noun > Adjectives* > Determinatives* > Case
The sign * means that there may be more than one such item. Other items occur no more than once. In the “Nouns and Noun Phrases” section of this Reference Grammar, each of these components of the will be discussed.