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Ben wrote: I'm just wondering whether anyone has done Venerable Bodhi's "A Course in the Pali Language": http://www.bodhimonastery.net/bm/progra ... nline.html
He recommends Stephen Collins "A Pali Grammar for students", "A New Course in Reading Pali: Entering the Word of the Buddha", by James Gair and W.S. Karunatilleke.
"... I therefore now recommend that students who wish to learn Pali on their own first work through a Pali primer. My personal recommendation is Lily de Silva, A Pali Primer, which is available as a printed book from Pariyatti and on the Internet from the Vipassana Research Institute. I suggest that you do the exercises of translating Pali into English, but pass over the exercises of translating English into Pali (unless, of course, you wish to acquire proficiency in Pali composition). Once you have gained familiarity with the building blocks of Pali grammar, learned from the primer, you can then move on to the Pali reader, which is explained in the lessons recorded here. "....