Do monks speak Pali/Magadhi?

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Do monks speak Pali/Magadhi?

Postby Valujira » Sat May 31, 2014 8:40 am

Hello Everyone,
I have a question, do monks in Thailand speaks Pali (to some extent)? Or just Thai? Because I prefer to learn Pali ad not Thai in order to communicate with them.

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Re: Do monks speak Pali/Magadhi?

Postby TheNoBSBuddhist » Sat May 31, 2014 8:53 am

Generally, I believe they speak Thai.
I believe some do converse in Pali, but it's more a peesonal, 'private' thing... we had a thread on this some time ago..... Others may be able to point you in the right direction.

Pali in general, is the written language of the suttas.

It is not usually a spoken language, as any current global language, commonly used, is...

Although of course, I am prepared to be proven incorrect.


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Re: Do monks speak Pali/Magadhi?

Postby Valujira » Sat May 31, 2014 9:07 am

Thank you ji for your response.

I hope they speak Pali, I would like to converse with them about deep topics and dhamma talks.
In general, what is the rank of the Monk's Pali?

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Re: Do monks speak Pali/Magadhi?

Postby TheNoBSBuddhist » Sat May 31, 2014 9:09 am

Oooh, Up-town Top Rankin'.... :tongue:

I have no idea, to be honest.
It may merely be a question of learning Pali, then finding out when you are there....
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Re: Do monks speak Pali/Magadhi?

Postby cooran » Sat May 31, 2014 9:36 am

Here is the previous thread:

Can people who are Pali experts converse in it?
viewtopic.php?f=16&t=16946

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Re: Do monks speak Pali/Magadhi?

Postby Kare » Sat May 31, 2014 10:39 am

If you are planning to stay in Thailand for a while, I strongly recommend learning Thai. It is a very beautiful language, and since there are no declinations or conjugations to learn, it is very easy to learn some basic Thai.
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