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learning pali

Postby Gena1480 » Tue Mar 19, 2013 9:22 am

where to start?
note my English skill are lacking.
i do not have the skills
that i would use to a learn language.
for example using first learn language skills
to learn a second language.
i want to learn this language as i would be learning
the first language.
much merit to everyone.

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Re: learning pali

Postby Kare » Tue Mar 19, 2013 9:54 am

What is your first language?
Mettāya,
Kåre

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Re: learning pali

Postby Bhikkhu Pesala » Tue Mar 19, 2013 11:00 am

I recommend getting started by learning by heart one Pali sutta that interests you such as the Dhammacakka Sutta. Familiarise yourself with the pronunciation and sentence structure of Pali first, before going into the grammar in any detail.

Other texts to consider learning are the Mangala Sutta, the Satipatthāna Sutta, or Dependent Origination.
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Re: learning pali

Postby Gena1480 » Tue Mar 19, 2013 8:29 pm

my first language is Russian
and i don't have any skill in that too.
how would a first grade in pali look like.

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Re: learning pali

Postby Gena1480 » Tue Mar 19, 2013 8:35 pm

Venerable Bhikkhu Pesala
how would i familiarize myself with sentence structure.
and pronunciation.

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Re: learning pali

Postby Bhikkhu Pesala » Tue Mar 19, 2013 9:58 pm

The same way as you learnt Russian, by listening to it a lot.
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Re: learning pali

Postby Dmytro » Wed Mar 20, 2013 5:18 am

Hi Gena,

There's a lot of Pali learning resources on our website in Russian:

http://dhamma.ru/paali/

You can start from listening:

http://dhamma.ru/paali/chanting/chanting.htm

And then move on:

http://dhamma.ru/forum/index.php?topic=1257.0

Good luck!


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