A New Course in Reading Pāli: Entering the Word of the Buddha
Motilal Banarsidass Publ., 1998 - Religion - 207 pages
This book is intended to serve as an introduction to the reading of Pali texts. For that purpose, it uses authentic readings especially compiled for the purpose drawn largely from Theravada canonical works, both prose and poetry. The readings are in Roman Script, and carefully graded for difficulty, but they have also been selected to that each of them is a meaningful and complete reading in itself.
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accusative action added aham ajjhattam alternate aññam appear Atha attachment atthi ayam become Bhagavā bhante bhikkhave bhikkhu born brāhmaṇa brings Buddha Buddhist cause cittam commonly completely compound consonant death desire dhammā doctrine endings English etam evam example existence expressed Feminine follows forms further future gacchati gerund given gives GLOSSARY goes Gotama grammar hoti idam Idha imperative Inst kammam karoti knows kusalam language later LESSON lives mahārāja masculine meaning middle mind monk nature Neuter noble nominative singular Note noun occur optative origin Pāli pana particle past past participle Pers person Plural preceding present participle pronoun proper puts reading referred relative root samvattati says sense sentence Singular sometimes speaks stem student takes tassa tense texts thing third udapādi usually vadāmi verb vowel woman