15940Re: Paali - a name of the language
- Dec 14, 2012
> It would appear that the first usage of "PÄli" to mean a particular language was in the sixteenth century by Simon de la LoubÃ¨re. Further details are in Norman's book.The first usage of "Paali" to mean a particular language in Europe was not the first usage of "Paali" to mean a particular language in Asia.
Besides, he wrote "Balie" and not "Paali". He wrote (quote): "On leur enseigne aussi la langue Balie,..." (I am not willing to translate it.)
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