Back after some time away.
I'd like to take the liberty of bumping this thread I started because I continue to find the linked page so helpful. For those who want to study Pali but don't have the time or discipline to follow one of grammar primers, downloading the audio clips into your i-pod is really amazing. You internalize the verses, and they really fuel your practice. There are certain verses that keep resonating like crazy. As an ESL teacher, I always tell students that by listening and shadowing (repeating after) recorded English, they can pick up a lot of the grammar without studying it, "organically" I say, and while that is a fuzzy overstatement I have a feeling something like that is at work.
In any case, I really recommend downloading the "sentence pronunciation" clip that is given for each verse. Great boost behind one's practice...
I hope that every time I post it will be accompanied by a wish for the wellbeing of everyone in this sangha and all beings.
(so I don't have to write "metta" every time!)
Kammalakkhano , bhikkhave, bālo, kammalakkhano pandito, apadānasobhanī paññāti
(The fool is characterized by his/her actions/the wise one is characterized by his/her actions/Wisdom shines forth in behaviour.)
(AN 3.2 Lakkhana Sutta)