Tagged: Pali words, reference tool
- This topic has 10 replies, 3 voices, and was last updated 3 years, 4 months ago by JordanC.
January 26, 2020 at 1:25 am #26585
I wanted to ask what you think of having a quick reference tool, not only for Dhamma words like with your Pali Glossary pages, but for any Pali or Sinhala words in general (or any words not in the glossary pages). I created a shareable document on Google Drive in order to invite select people to contribute or make edits. Over time, my hope is that it will have every single Pali or Sinhala word on this entire website available with accurate definitions and puredhamma reference links.
Please let me know what you think.
January 26, 2020 at 1:27 am #26586
PS: My intent is that it would evolve organically with a select few people who are Ariyas and that it would not be an additional burden on you. Christian had just suggested that I talk with you about it before going any further.
January 26, 2020 at 6:16 am #26587
Yes. It seems to be a good idea. But it would be good to see some examples.
Would it be possible to post an “uneditable version” (not a Google Doc, may be a pdf) with some examples and ask people to comment? That way, you can incorporate any improvements too. Just a thought.
I would be happy to comment too.
January 26, 2020 at 4:59 pm #26596
I wasn’t sure if my last response showed up. I basically just asked if there was a way to attach a PDF here. I also gave an example of how I would format each term/definition/examples.
January 26, 2020 at 5:29 pm #26598
I did not see an earlier response from you, Jordan.
– Forum software has been acting up for a while. It is better now, but some comments are not published for some reason that is not clear.
But please email me ([email protected]) the pdf and I can post it here.
– You can try to post that example again. If that does not work, send that too and I can post all that together.
If anyone else has a problem posting a comment, please email it to me and I can post it.
– So, it is a good idea to keep a copy of the post.
My apologies for this problem. May be I should consider using some other software. But this is the WordPress approved software for forums. It is called bbPress.
January 26, 2020 at 8:17 pm #26601
The following is the message that I received from Jordan regarding his project described above.
“Here’s the PDF version of what I have prepared so far. On the first page I have an example for how I envisioned the basic outline for a term to be (the “moha” example). Please let me know what you think of the rest as well, if you have time to look it over. It just states my intentions and the idea I had behind how I envisioned the refinement / adding process to go (the first 2 pages).”
The pdf can be accessed here: Pali and Sinhala Master Reference Tool PDF
January 28, 2020 at 3:25 pm #26640
Do you think this is a wise approach? If so, I’ll contact some of the people in my group to contribute.
January 28, 2020 at 3:49 pm #26641
Yes, Jordan. I think it is a good idea.
I have read the first few pages and format seems to be good. It will be a lot of work for you to put it all together.
– I will send you some comments on specific items as I go through it.
January 28, 2020 at 10:42 pm #26647
Great. And I fully expect this to be something that evolves over the next couple years. Hopefully there’s further interest in the Dhamma group.
I’ll be looking forward to further input. Thank you.
February 5, 2020 at 2:53 pm #26756sumbodhiParticipant
Hi JordanC and Lal,
I would like to join this effort. I’ve checked the PDF and I can contribute by at least fixing some spellings/typos. Personally, spelling Pāḷi correctly is very important to me (also pronouncing it correctly, but that’s another matter).
Let me know how I can get to helping.
February 7, 2020 at 8:28 am #26783
Just send me an email reminding me who you are and I can send you the link to the google doc I’ve been adding to. I could definitely use the help.
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