Re: Another self introduction!
- --- In Pali@yahoogroups.com, "John Kelly" <palistudent@...> wrote:
> Dear Dave,
> Welcome to the wonderful world of Pali study. More your efforts be
> I didn't realize that Bhikkhu Bodhi's Pali classes at Bodhi
> were online. How wonderful!Thank you. I'm not sure how far I'll get with DeSilva now that I
> The de Silva Primer is a good gentle introduction to Pali and to the
> concept of a language with declensions and conjugations, if you have
> little or no background in inflected languages. But don't spend too
> much time on it, as I think the exercises are fairly tedious and not
> at all relevant to anything in the canon. The Gair Reader is well
> worthwhile, though, and a very good way to get a sound base of Pali.
> Good luck.
> With metta,
have my textbook for Bhikkhu Bodhi's course. I do like the way it
introduces the grammar gradually. Bhikkhu Bodhi says that you can do
the DeSilva primer in preparation for his course, but it looks like a
lot of work! I am doing them side by side for now.
I love how the Gair book starts right off with text from the canon.
I get enormous motivation out of reading a page of the Buddha's words
in Pali and being able to understand them.
Thanks again for posting the learning files for the Input Easy
program. I think my memorization skills are getting back in shape