- Dear June, You could try to get hold of the following book: Johansson, E.A. Rune: Pali Buddhist Texts Explained to the Beginner ($27.95 at Amazon.com) ItMessage 1 of 5 , Jul 30, 2003View SourceDear June,
You could try to get hold of the following book:
Johansson, E.A. Rune: Pali Buddhist Texts Explained to the Beginner
($27.95 at Amazon.com)
It starts right away with sutta texts. Introduces a minimum of grammar while
making you familiar with the structure of syntax, basic (sutta) vocabulary
and tricky sandhi rules ;-)
----- Original Message -----
From: "june_tg" <june_tg@...>
Sent: Wednesday, July 30, 2003 5:19 AM
Subject: [Pali] Re: hello everyone
> thanks very much, yong peng. i will take a look at the pali primer you
> suggested too, later.
> --- In Pali@yahoogroups.com, "Ong Yong Peng" <ypong001@y...> wrote:
> > Dear June and friends,
> > you are right about the case endings:
> > +e, +mhi, +smi.m for singular
> > +esu for plural
> > These endings as you will learn later in the book is for maculine
> > neuter nouns ending with +a only. But that's ok for now.
> > 'Sattamii' is 'seventh' in english. It refers to the 7th case. You
> > see, back in the early days, the pali grammarians did not come up
> > with specific names for the cases, such as nominative, accusative,
> > locative, etc. They simply call the cases 1st, 2nd, 3rd,...
> > Hopes that help.
> > metta,
> > Yong Peng
> > --- In Pali@yahoogroups.com, june_tg wrote:
> > I am on Lesson 5, and am having a bit of a trouble understanding
> > Cases in Pali" part. For example, why is "sattamii" which means
> > locative? I thought the ends are just "e, mhi, smi.m" for singular
> > locative, and "esu" for plural locative...
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- ... Can you put in a solid 2-3 hours a day, six days a week? Have you studied a foreign language before? Can you get a hold of the best learning materialsMessage 2 of 5 , Jul 30, 2003View Source
> does anyone know, how long would it normally take an average person toCan you put in a solid 2-3 hours a day, six days a week? Have you
> learn pali enough to be able to start reading the suttas without that
> much difficulty?
studied a foreign language before? Can you get a hold of the best
learning materials available? If the answers are yes, I'd guess 3-8
months. You'll already be reading suttas earlier than that, but it will
probably take that long before you are reading them on your own without
needing to struggle with every sentence.
If you've had Latin or Greek in school it will go faster.
If you've had Sanskrit it will go a LOT faster.
Chanting Pali at temple services and memorizing the 'iti pi so'or other
such texts can even be a help.
- wow everyone here is so helpful...thank you :) may everyone who wants to go attain nirvana, and may those who don t want to go change their minds. regards juneMessage 3 of 5 , Jul 31, 2003View Sourcewow everyone here is so helpful...thank you :)
may everyone who wants to go attain nirvana, and may those who don't
want to go change their minds.