Pali audio glossary online?

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Pali audio glossary online?

Postby Tex » Thu Feb 26, 2009 9:41 pm

I'm finding a lot of chants and readings in Pali, which are helpful, but what I would ideally like to track down is a dictionary with audio pronunciation of each term. I've found a couple of sites with some words pronounced, but is there anything comprehensive out there?

Thanks in advance.
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Re: Pali audio glossary online?

Postby Jechbi » Fri Feb 27, 2009 6:55 am

Might also help with limericks.

:reading:
Rain soddens what is kept wrapped up,
But never soddens what is open;
Uncover, then, what is concealed,
Lest it be soddened by the rain.
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Re: Pali audio glossary online?

Postby mikenz66 » Fri Feb 27, 2009 7:35 am

Hi Tex,

I only know of recorded chants... (see below)

However, Pali is actually a lot easier to pronounce than English :smile:, since it's phonetic (though there are are variations between Thai, Sri Lankan, Burmese accents). Of course you have to know the rules:
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/auth ... #pronounce

What I think is more difficult is getting into the rhythm of the chants. I suggest practising with some of those. E.g.
http://www.forestmeditation.com/audio/audio.html
http://www.abhayagiri.org/index.php/mai ... wnload/C20

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