Fwd: [Pali] Re: Pali, from Grasje.
- Dear Peter,
I found grasje's letter. I also have Warder, used it for decads. Yong
Peng provided the answers for the first part of Warder exercises and
will finish later on.
Try Homepage, green bar, second from the left, dropdown menu, put
cursor on paliscape.
Do not hesitate to ask questions on Warder.
forwarded letter from Ria to Jade:
> Van: "grasje" <grasje@...>[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
> Datum: 23 april 2009 21:22:43 GMT+02:00
> Aan: Pali@yahoogroups.com
> Onderwerp: [Pali] Re: Pali
> Antwoord aan: Pali@yahoogroups.com
> Welcome Jade!
> Pali is an indo-european language and is easier to learn than
> arabic. Even knowing a little bit of Pali can help you understand
> sutta's better, and that can be very inspiring.
> Still, like many worthwile things in life, it takes quite some
> determined effort.
> For learning basic pali you could start with some courses that are
> available on Internet. They are easier and have more exercises than
> the standardwork "introduction to Pali" by A.K. Warder.
> 1 Pali primer: http://www.vri.dhamma.org/publications/pali/primer/
> 2 Elementary course: http://orunla.org/tm/pali/htpali/pcourse.html
> They cover the same topics in the first lessons. The Pali primer is
> the easiest one to start with, after every few lessons you could do
> one or more lessons of the other course. After lesson 9 the second
> course becomes easier than the Pali primer.
> The answers to the exercises are on
> For learning the vocabularies you could use the spreadsheet (pali-
> english vocabulary correct endings in Velthuis) in the files-
> section of this forum. That one is good for memorising the words
> with all the diacritical marks. If you just want to recognise the
> words you can also use the vocabularies for jmemorize (directory in
> the files-section of this forum. Here are also files for the
> alphabet and the declension of nouns), in combination with the program
> For hearing the words spoken out aloud go tohttp://www.tipitaka.net/
> or http://www.geocities.com/paligroup/
> At the bottom of the page, under miscellaneous, paliwvm.zip
> After lesson 8 of both courses you might slowly want to start with
> reading real pali texts in the book "A New Course in Reading Pali:
> Entering the Word of the Buddha" ISBN 812081441X, for sale at Mlbd.com
> With this all, you will be busy for the year to come.
> I wish you very good progress and lot's of inspiration with your study
> Kind regards,
> Ria Glas