In Paliwords 5.0 (under development - not for release yet) I make it
possible to pull out certain types of words using wildcards. In other words,
if a person is studying "masculine nouns that end with a" - they can:
a) pull a list of them out of Paliwords
b) save the file to disk (as a normal text file pre-formatted for use with a
word processor or for loading into Input Easy, and
c) studying these words
The following are definitely "HANDLE WITH CARE - UNCERTAIN" numbers right
now. I've done a quick visual check of the output lists and they look
I offer the numbers with the hope that they will inspire beginning Pali
Total entries (note last number of 21119 was inaccurate!) is 20119.
1926 Total verb entries (ati and eti)
8465 Total noun entries
4590 Total other entries
5138 Total entries adding information about eti and ati verbs.
1370 ending in 'ati' (plus 5008 forms of 'ati' - aor, pp, etc)
556 ending in 'eti' (plus 130 forms of 'eti' - caus, etc)
3171 neuter a
3121 masc a
903 feminine aa
426 fem i
249 fem ii
174 masc u
157 masc ii
122 masc i
60 neuter u
52 fem u
14 masc uu
10 neuter i
3 n ii
3 fem uu
596 short expressions, interjections, pronouns, irregular verbs, etc.
Note: you can see another reason why the study of word *forms* is so handy.
Various forms of bhikkhu are very common, but masculine nouns ending in u
are not very common.
By studying the word forms while you are learning your grammar, you can
learn the various forms of bhikkhu that are actually used(!) while
concentrating your grammar study on the types of words offering the widest
possible vocabulary (neut a, masc a, etc).
Anyway, every little bit helps.