Re: [Pali] Skilful ways to learn Pali
- Hi Yong Peng,
OYP> Personally, I feel a good way of learning a new language is
OYP> through practising and interacting with a group. A group likes
OYP> ours may suffice for the learning of Pali since its restricted
OYP> usage is reading and writing only. For other languages, I would
OYP> suggest a group that can meet up and practise speaking and
OYP> listening skills.
Probably in the future we may start communicating in Pali, using basic
dictionary and grammar, and English transliterations for more rare
OYP> I understand that most of the Pali nouns are masc-a, so knowing
OYP> the declensions of the group by heart is important. Furthermore,
OYP> declensions of other groups are based on the "masc-a" group. As
OYP> for the rest, I think we can memorise or familiarise them slowly
OYP> as we practise. In this case, a self-prepared table will be
OYP> useful for quick reference.
Hopefully we will implement this approach while studying Pali Primer.
I understand the value of self-prepared tables, however sometimes more
comprehensive ones are needed. Particularly I am looking for the
tables of irregular verb and noun forms, and comprehensive tables of
declension and conjugation. I have heard that tables in Warder
textbook and 'Pali Workbook' by Lynn Martineau
http://www.vrpa.com/workbook.htm are very helpful.
I'll be most obliged if you will place such tables on 'Pali Companion'
Or have I missed something and such tables are already available on