Re: An Elementary Pali Course
- Dear sister Dipa,
I really doubt if it is available as a hard copy. Maybe someone else
on the forum knows more.
It will take you quite a while to work through the whole book, you
could start by printing only the first 5 lessons or so, and printout
more when you need them.
I would personally recommend to use Da Silva's Pali primer as well.
Here you could start with lesson 1-8, they cover the same grammar as
lesson 1-5 from the elementary course.
In this way you have more opportunity for practising the declensions
of nouns. If your native language does not have declensions of nouns,
(like e.g. in Russian)it will take you some time to get used to it.
Both courses can be downloaded from:
If you want them editable and expanded with a study guide (not PDF) use
Da Silva's is available (in non-PDF) on
As far as I know, the excellent people who wrote the courses allowed
them to be available online, as a gift of dhamma. No copyright troubles.
In the files on this forum there is a spreadsheet with with you can
practise the vocabulary. On the last page of the sheet there is an
overview of the correspondence of lessons between the pali primer and
the elementary course.
I wish you all the best with your study.
--- In Pali@yahoogroups.com, "Dipa" <sisterdipa@...> wrote:
> Is there a way I can get a hard copy of the book "An Elementary Pali
> Course"? I realize that it is online, but I would like a hard copy of
> the latest edition. Is there a copyright that would prevent me from
> having it printed?
- Dear Dipa,
there is still copyright for the book, which prevent you from
commercial sales. If you are really using it for self-study, you can
print it out, but do not bind it permanently.
--- In Pali@yahoogroups.com, Dipa wrote:
I realize that it is online, but I would like a hard copy of the
latest edition. Is there a copyright that would prevent me from having