Re: Pali Day by Day [D Series] Recovery
- Dear Sukhdev, Govinadsamy and friends,
I am glad that you are interested in working through Ven. Narada's
book with us. There are people at different levels in this group, and
you see discussions catering to different groups. I have seen Ven.
Narada's book in printed form some time back. However, it is for free
distribution, and you can obtained a copy online.
Information is available here: http://www.tipitaka.net/pali/palidd/
Under the heading Series D on the page, you will also find the
collection for Lesson 1 to 9. We are currently on Lesson 10, and will
finish with most of noun declension in Lesson 11 (with a fair bit in
Lessons 17 and 19). The book then moves on to intermediate topics up
to Lesson 26.
The pace I am working through the book is really slow. It takes about
two weeks to complete each lesson (two exercises). That would allow
you to catch up a bit. You are welcomed to post questions on the
exercises, and definitely if you spot any mistakes. Alternatively,
you may choose to reply to the original postings in the archive which
begins here: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Pali/message/5092
It will not be hard, especially when there are answers that you can
refer to now. You may also like to look at the other materials on the
Pali page, especially on the book Pali Primer by Lily de Silva.
Hope that helps.
--- In Pali@yahoogroups.com, Govinadsamy Gopalakrishna wrote:
I could certainly appreciate some advice on what offline
(meaning 'off the forum line') homework can I do to 'catch up'. I
dont think I will be able to 'catch up' nevertheless, some advice
will really be helpful.
- Hello Jayarava and friends,
In Norman's translation of the Dhammapada, in his note for v.259, he directs the reader's attention to verses 8, 128, 168, 172 and 177, where there is the same consonant doubling of p before na as in v.259 (pamajjati to nappamajjati) after what he calls the 'proclitic' use of na. So the formation seems to be a regular phonological feature in Pali.
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