People like me would—unnecessarily, one might say—wonder about the etymology of yang le shod, the Tibetan name of Pharping near Kathmandu in Nepal. It is reported in Wangdu & Diemberger 2000: 45, n. 102, that PT 44 reads yang la shod (referring to Bischoff & Hartmann 1971: 18, 21). So the implication or indication is that the name (etymologically) means “Spacious-and-Low.” Of course, “spacious” and “low” are relative terms. How do we explain le then? We know that vowels tend to be rather flexible or ambiguous (particularly when pronounced fast).