Re: [Pali] welcome new members
- Dear John,
I have read the Book"A New Course in Reading Pali" by
Gair and Karunatillake. It is a very good book to
--- John Kelly <palistudent@...> wrote:
> A very warm welcome to all the new members that seem__________________________________________________
> to have joined this list over the last week or so -
> Lenny, Mangesh, Yufen, Doug, and possibly others.
> I'm feeling very pleased with myself since I've just
> completed the de Silva "Pali Primer" in it's
> I can strongly recommend this book to those of you
> who are just starting. It has its drawbacks, but it
> is very accessible to someone with little or no
> knowledge of the language. Yong Peng (the fearless
> moderator of this list) has kindly been presenting
> chapter summaries every couple of weeks or so. For
> those of you just starting to work through it, I
> recommend you review prior messages on this list for
> the chapters that you are working on.
> Now I'm looking forward to getting stuck into the "A
> New Course in Reading Pali" by Gair and
> One of the good things about this book is all the
> material in it is direct from the suttas. If there
> are others on this list who are starting on this
> please let me know.
> With mettaa to all,
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- Hi John
Yes but not as bad as a published translation many years ago of a work into
Russian that translated the English expression "out of sight, out of mind"
into Russian as "invisible idiot"!!
>From: John Kelly <palistudent@...>_________________________________________________________________
>To: Dimitry <Pali@yahoogroups.com>
>Subject: Re: [Pali] welcome new members
>Date: Tue, 8 Jan 2002 13:13:55 -0800 (PST)
>Thanks very much for your support.
>That's wonderful that you've translated Gair into
>Russian! It appears you'll be a wonderful resource as
>I work through the book.
>I like your web-site too, but I wish I could read
>Russian! Thanks for the translation site link. That
>helps a lot, but it does come up with some pretty
>bizarre translations. Did you know that PALI in the
>cyrillic alphabet gets translated to HAVING FALLEN?
>Much metta to you,
>--- "������� ��������� (Dimitry Ivakhnenko)"
> > Hi John,
> > Congratulations with graduating Lily de Silva's Pali
> > College!
> > I would be first to join you in Gair and
> > Karunatillake Pali
> > University. Translating it in Russian, I work
> > through it attentively,
> > and will be able to provide the links to all the
> > suttas included in
> > this textbook, and to English translation when it is
> > available.
> > With metta,
> > Dimitry
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