Resources for learning Pali

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    • #31106


      I am planning to learn Pali language. I have found a couple of resources. If anyone knows any other good resources please share.

      1) Pali Primer by Lily De Silva

      2) A Course in the Pali Language

    • #31108

      Thank you, Aniduan.

      I saw the following being referred to as a good resource for a beginner. I am not sure how good it is:

      It will play the whole series sequentially. You can also select different lessons by using the hamburger selector on the top.

    • #31114

      Thank you, Lal.

    • #32454

      Here are more resources for learning Pali:

      Learn Pali

      Concise Pali-English Dictionary by A.P. Buddhadatta Mahathera
      – A few words have wrong meanings!

      Another good resource is the book, “Pali – Buddha’s Language” by Kurt Schmidt.
      – In particular, Appendix B on “Grammar Basics” provides a guide to declension, how the same word is modified to indicate tense, gender, etc.

      A Course in the Pali Language – Bhikkhu Bodhi

    • #32548

      This book “Syntax of the Cases in the Pāli Nikāyas” by O. H. de A. Wijesekera, M.A., Ph.D., Dipl. O.A.S. (Lond.) provides an in-depth appraisal of the usage and meaning of the nominals Case-Forms in the Nikāyas of:

      1. The Nominative Case
      2. The Accusative Case
      3. The Instrumental Case
      4. The Dative Case
      5. The Ablative Case
      6. The Genitive Case
      7. The Locative Case

    • #34297

      Greetings! To All Learning Pāli,

      1. Pāli Platform program in Windows only, version: 1.0.1-BETA1
      The PaliPlatform is a free tool (only for Windows) for the study of Pali and included from the Chaṭṭha Saṅgāyana CD under the Collection menu which includes the Tipitaka (Main – Sutta, Vinaya, and Abhidhamma), Aṭṭhakathā (Commentaries), Ṭikā (Subcommentaries), and Añña (Others).

      PaliPlatform download link:

      The PaliPlatform is compressed in a zip format file, to use the PaliPlatform do the following:
      1. Unzip the PaliPlatform file to a folder.
      2. In the PaliPlatform folder, run the filename PaliPlatform.exe.
      3. Enjoy PaliPlatform.

      2. Pāli pdf book (free) for new learners
      Pāli for New Learners, Book 1

      3. Tipiṭaka Pāḷi Projector using browser or program, version : 1.06
      Tipiṭaka Pāḷi Projector

      With mettā, Seng Kiat

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