Hello Phil, Ben, all,
I spoke with Bhante Dhammasiha today - he is well versed in Pali. I showed him the books I have:
Intoduction to Pali ~ A.K. Warder
Pali Grammar for Students - Steven Collins
A New Course in Reading Pali ~ entering the World of the Buddha - James W. Gair and W. S. Karunatillake
Pali Primer by Lily de Silva
His suggestion was that I start with Lily de Silva and see how I go. He valued Warder, but wondered if it might be too difficult seeing as I wasn't in a formal class situation.
I am happy to start this week if you and Ben are happy with beginning with the on-line copy of Pali Primer. We can go as slow or as fast as we think necessary.
Anyone else is very welcome to start with us. Once again, the link to the text book is:http://www.vri.dhamma.org/publications/ ... index.html
Who's up for it?