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a web site that breaks down each word?

Postby alan... » Tue Apr 23, 2013 5:26 am

there are a ton of dictionaries which are useful but once a word has been conjugated and contracted it can no longer be looked up in a dictionary unless one knows what it's roots are.

is there a web site that breaks them down bit by bit? specifically by sutta quote?

a pretend example, since i don't know pali this is gibberish, but this is what it would look like roughly:

sutta quote: "abijjimsa viharatimassa metta"

translation: "one should practice loving kindness every day."

abijjimsa = a contraction of the words: abijha which means "one" and himsa which means "should".

viharatimassa = a contraction of the words: viharama which means "practice" and timassi which means "daily".

metta= loving kindness.

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Re: a web site that breaks down each word?

Postby Kamran » Tue Apr 23, 2013 5:52 am

When this concentration is thus developed, thus well developed by you, then wherever you go, you will go in comfort. Wherever you stand, you will stand in comfort. Wherever you sit, you will sit in comfort. Wherever you lie down, you will lie down in comfort.

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Re: a web site that breaks down each word?

Postby alan... » Tue Apr 23, 2013 6:09 am

Kamran wrote:http://www.buddha-vacana.org/


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Re: a web site that breaks down each word?

Postby Dmytro » Sat Apr 27, 2013 1:58 pm

Hi Alan,

alan... wrote:there are a ton of dictionaries which are useful but once a word has been conjugated and contracted it can no longer be looked up in a dictionary unless one knows what it's roots are.

is there a web site that breaks them down bit by bit? specifically by sutta quote?


Regarding conjugation, there's a useful table:

http://dhamma.ru/paali/tables/palisufi.htm
http://dhamma.ru/paali/tables/Pali%20endings.xls

Regarding compounds:
- it's easy to uncompound them when you know the most used words and the rules of sandhi;
- you can look up the Atthakatha (this is done by a single click in CSCD http://www.tipitaka.org/cst4 ).

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Re: a web site that breaks down each word?

Postby nowheat » Thu May 30, 2013 10:26 am

There's also the wonderful Digital Pali Reader (a stand-alone app for use on Firefox) though it doesn't give you the answers, it offers you suggestions, and it does make the entire Pali canon available.


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