Hello Pali friends,
A clever and natural approach is described at the webpage:http://lifehacker.com/5903288/i-learned ... -heres-how
First, I would recommend to listen to Pali and learn the pronunciation:http://www.ancient-buddhist-texts.net/A ... -index.htmhttp://www.audtip.org/http://www.dhamma.ru/sadhu/directory?catid=25
To learn the core vocabulary, http://www.amazon.com/Frequency-Diction ... im_sbs_b_7http://dhamma.ru/paali/MN2000word_list.odt
you can use the flash cards, preferably with pictures corresponding to the words, and audio:http://www.memrise.com/topic/pali/wordlists/http://www.memrise.com/courses/english/pali/http://ankisrs.net/http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/aba-flas ... 35464?mt=8http://quizlet.com/pariyattihttp://www.memorylifter.com
The type of flash cards to use would depend on your learning style, which can be determined at:http://www.bgfl.org/custom/resources_ft ... e_lang.cfmhttp://www.ldpride.net/learningstyles.MI.htmhttp://www.learning-styles-online.com/inventory/http://www.howtolearn.com/learning-styles-quizhttp://www.berghuis.co.nz/abiator/lsi/lsiframe.html
As for declension, the table of endings:http://dhamma.ru/paali/tables/palisufi.htmhttp://dhamma.ru/paali/tables/Pali%20endings.xls
would be more than enough for the beginning.
To learn the structure of sentences, it's very useful to diagram them:viewtopic.php?f=23&t=14281
For compounds, there's a reference:http://dhamma.ru/paali/Pali_compounds.htm
I would recommend to move as soon as possible to finding the Pali definitions of the words instead of using the bilingual dictionary:viewtopic.php?f=23&t=2790
Such Pali glosses can also be used for flash cards.
Next, you can listen to the Pali suttas, having the text in view, and a good translation, looking up as much words as you find interesting.
You can read more about such approach at: http://english.franklang.ru/index.php?o ... &Itemid=11
A course by Gair and Karunatillake is very well structured, from easy to complex, and there's an audio available:http://bodhimonastery.org/a-course-in-t ... guage.html
and flash cards:http://quizlet.com/Larry_Rosenfeldhttp://www.coursehero.com/flashcards/st ... sid=397768
There's also an audio for a textbook by Kurt Schmidt:http://pali.nibbanam.com/
Find those things that would be interesting and enjoyable for you, and explore them.
You can find support here and at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Pali/