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Postby Dhammanando » Tue Mar 17, 2009 1:45 am

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A pinned thread for posting links and files related to the Pali language.
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Re: Pali Resources

Postby Dhammanando » Tue Mar 17, 2009 1:45 am

The list below was compiled by our member Chris.


Pali Pronunciation Sound Files
http://www.aimwell.org/Help/Pali/pali.html

Pali Canon Online Database: Advanced Search
http://www.chaf.lib.latrobe.edu.au/dcd/pali-search.htm

Pali Resources available on the web, thanks to John Bullit of ATI.org
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/outsources/pali.html

The PTS Pali-English Dictionary
http://dsal.uchicago.edu/dictionaries/pali/index.html

A very useful tool by Venerable Yuttadhammo
http://www.library.websangha.org/earlyb ... ertpad.htm

Sourceforge
A cross-platform Pali-English reader. Allows intermediate Pali students to read the Pali Canon. Automatically recognizes pali words and gives definitions from the CPED and PED, as well as DPPN if available. Includes text search and dictionary lookup.
http://sourceforge.net/projects/digitalpali/

Pali fonts
http://www.aimwell.org/Fonts/fonts.html
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Pali/files/Fonts/

Introduction to Pali - Materials for A. K. Warder's book
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Pali/file ... to%20Pali/

Narada's Elementary Pali Course
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Pali/file ... %20Course/

Pali Learning Files
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Pali/file ... g%20Files/

Pali keyboard
Windows Keyboards for Typing with Unicode Latin-script Pali Fonts
http://fsnow.com/pali/keyboard/

A Pali Word a Day - a selection of Pali words for Daily Reflection
http://www.buddhanet.net/pdf_file/paliwordday.pdf

Tipitaka Network :: Pāḷi Synthesis
http://www.tipitaka.net/pali/synthesis/

Bhavana Vandana - Book of Devotion — Compiled by Ven. Gunaratana.
The purpose of this book is manifold. One is to teach the users of this Vandana book how to pronounce Pali words correctly. .
http://www.buddhanet.net/pdf_file/vandana.pdf

Pali Canon Online Database - Peter Friedlander
http://www.bodhgayanews.net/pali.htm
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    “Who lives without reverence lives miserably.”
    Uruvela Sutta, A.ii.20

    It were endless to dispute upon everything that is disputable.
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Re: Pali Resources

Postby sherubtse » Tue Mar 17, 2009 2:06 am

Thank you for starting this thread, Bhnate.

Here is another resource for searching the Pali Canon:

http://www.tipitakastudies.net/

For some interesting thoughts on the language, as well as revised versions of 3 famous texts, try:

http://pali.pratyeka.org/

And lots of old grammars and dictionaries are housed at Google Books. Just poke around and you will come up with lots of goodies! (If not, then let me know and I will upload them here, as long as the moderators approve.)

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Re: Pali Resources

Postby Bhikkhu Pesala » Thu Nov 26, 2009 8:02 pm

PagePlus Keyboard and Pāli Fonts (Updated Link)

This Windows keyboard uses dead keys for typing almost any accented characters, including those required for Pāḷi. Ideal for European users who need to type in Polish, Czech, German, French, Spanish, etc., as well as Pāḷi.

Sample Shortcuts:

Shift hyphen then aeiou = ā ē ī ō ū
Ctrl Alt period then dlmnrst = ḍ ḷ ṃ ṇ ṛ ṣ ṭ
Shift # (~) then aon = ã õ ñ
Ctrl Alt comma then cdnlt = ç ḑ ḩ ļ ţ
Ctrl Alt apostrophe then aeiou = á é í ó ú

Full List of Shortcuts

I am looking for a list of several hundred or few thousand common Pāḷi words in UTF-8 encoding to add to a dictionary. Words like vipassanā, satipaṭṭhāna, ñāṇa, etc., not the full PTS dictionary.
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Re: Pali Resources

Postby Cittasanto » Thu Nov 26, 2009 8:30 pm

http://software.informer.com/getfree-pali-lookup/
a pali dictionary basically, easy to use
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Re: Pali Resources

Postby Laurens » Tue Dec 15, 2009 12:51 pm

I stumbled upon this the other day... http://www.vridhamma.org/Pali-Primar-Online.aspx it might be useful for some.
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Re: Pali Resources

Postby David N. Snyder » Tue Dec 15, 2009 2:47 pm

Laurens wrote:I stumbled upon this the other day... http://www.vridhamma.org/Pali-Primar-Online.aspx it might be useful for some.


Thanks for posting that! I was looking for it at that site the other day, but couldn't find the page.

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Re: Pali Resources

Postby LauraJ » Tue Dec 15, 2009 4:51 pm

Bhikkhu Pesala wrote:PagePlus Keyboard

This Windows keyboard uses dead keys for typing almost any accented characters, including those required for Pāḷi. Ideal for European users who need to type in Polish, Czech, German, French, Spanish, etc., as well as Pāḷi.


Bhante, you once gave me a link to a very good Pali dictionary. Due to my numerous reformats since then I've lost it.
Now I have the sense to back up my bookmarks online. But if you still have that link, could you re-post it? Thanks.

Kind wishes,
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Re: Pali Resources

Postby Laurens » Tue Dec 15, 2009 5:03 pm

David N. Snyder wrote:
Laurens wrote:I stumbled upon this the other day... http://www.vridhamma.org/Pali-Primar-Online.aspx it might be useful for some.


Thanks for posting that! I was looking for it at that site the other day, but couldn't find the page.

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Not a problem.

I am going through some of the lessons myself, the only problem I find is, despite having installed the pāli fonts as reccomended I still cannot see the ā,ū,ī,ṭ,ḍ,ṃ,ṇ etc which can be slightly challenging for a begginer such as myself. If anyone knows how I can fix this I would be glad

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Re: Pali Resources

Postby puthujjana » Tue Dec 15, 2009 6:27 pm

Laurens wrote:If anyone knows how I can fix this I would be glad

Hej Laurens,

there is also a pdf version of the course: http://www.pratyeka.org/Silva/

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Re: Pali Resources

Postby Laurens » Tue Dec 15, 2009 10:41 pm

puthujjana wrote:
Laurens wrote:If anyone knows how I can fix this I would be glad

Hej Laurens,

there is also a pdf version of the course: http://www.pratyeka.org/Silva/

:anjali:


Many thanks, thats helped me a great deal :)

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audio courses

Postby jsv » Sat Jan 02, 2010 12:44 pm

Audio lectures by Bhikkhu Bodhi (a course based on this textbook).

Pali lessons from Buddhist Digital Library and Museum, Taiwan. Based on Dhammapada, with sound files. Some parts of the course currently seem to be broken, but the main body is still here.
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Re: Pali Resources

Postby David N. Snyder » Sat Jan 02, 2010 3:38 pm

:hello:

Hi jsv,

Thanks for the links!

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Re: Pali Resources

Postby seanpdx » Thu Jan 21, 2010 11:58 pm

Firefox addon for transliteration:
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/883

Quick 'n' easy transliteration on the fly for all text input boxes. Comes with a pāḷi unicode configuration. Works in linux. Woot.
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Re: Pali Resources

Postby yuuki » Fri Jan 22, 2010 3:12 pm

I'm a beginner with Pali, but I find this to be a great resource:

http://buddhism.lib.ntu.edu.tw/BDLM/en/ ... _pali3.jsp
(The text of the Dhammapada, with syntactical and lexical analysis, and full audio)

I can't imagine a better learning resource.

I have spent much time learning Japanese, and so it might be that this kind of resource is better for me, as I'm already familiar with learning foreign phonetics, grammar, vocabulary, etc. For those who have learned a second language, imagine having audio accompanying a large text, plus not only the dictionary for each word (in context) but also a full etymological analysis!

The first hundred or so gatha work fine in my (unicode-enabled, modern) browser, but the later gatha require an additional font that can be found somewhere on that site.

Oops, I just noticed that this link was already posted. But, I think it wasn't made clear in that link just how valuable this resource is, so I'm going to post this anyway. :)

I hope it helps!
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Re: Pali Resources

Postby bhikkhuni sobhana » Wed Mar 03, 2010 9:22 pm

The pali resources at the top includes the Bhavana Vandana, via Buddhanet.net. We have a much cleaner version out now. Hundreds of pali mistakes are removed, and several long suttas are added -- the three cardinal discourses and mahaasatipa.t.thaana. You can find a free download at: http://www.lulu.com/content/2100399 or by googling bhavana vandana lulu. Thanks!
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Re: Pali Resources

Postby lojong1 » Sun Sep 19, 2010 12:31 am

Some handy conjugation/declension table PDFs linked at the bottom of this page: http://bodhimonastery.net/bm/programs/p ... nline.html
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Re: Pali Resources

Postby lojong1 » Mon Sep 20, 2010 3:55 am

http://www.suttacentral.net/disp_divisi ... _name=Pali
has Pali with English, French, German and Spanish translations.
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Re: Pali Resources

Postby gavesako » Tue Dec 14, 2010 8:25 pm

www.dhammavinaya.com

Has selected Suttas in Pali and English side by side for comparison.
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Re: Pali Resources

Postby pulga » Sat Jan 01, 2011 3:51 pm

Does anyone know of a list of all (or most all) of the roots of the Pali language? Thank you.
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