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Coëmgenu
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ESL sub-forum

Postby Coëmgenu » Thu Jan 05, 2017 10:10 pm

It might be useful to have an ESL (English as a Second Language) sub-forum for people who have difficulties with English, or are in the process of learning. People could post there for help on how to properly grammatically frame what they are trying to say in their posts.

Just an idea I thought might be valuable given that some peoples' participation and ability to critically engage on this site is limited by their ability to form grammatically cogent English sentences, despite having an obvious grounding in one tradition or another of Theravāda discourse.
Bhagavā arahaṃ sammasāmbuddho:
Svākkhāto yena bhagavatā dhammo / Supaṭipanno yassa bhagavato sāvakasaṅgho
Tammayaṃ bhagavantaṃ sadhammaṃ sasaṅghaṃ / Imehi sakkārehi yathārahaṃ āropitehi abhipūjayāma.
(Dedication of Offerings)
此等諸法,法住、法空、法如、法爾,法不離如,法不異如,審諦真實、不顛倒。These many dharmāḥ, the residence of these dharmāḥ, the emptiness of these dharmāḥ, these dharmāḥ self-explain, these dharmāḥ are thus, these dharmāḥ do not depart from their self-explaining, these dharmāḥ are not different than their self-explaining, judged as truly real, not delusional. (SA 296, 因緣法)
揭諦揭諦,波羅揭諦,波羅僧揭諦,菩提薩婆訶

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The Thinker
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Re: ESL sub-forum

Postby The Thinker » Fri Jan 13, 2017 10:01 am

Not necessarily a second language, some are more literate than others and some post in an elitist fashion, I had to Google Cogent. :namaste:
"Watch your heart, observe. Be the observer, be the knower, not the condition" Ajahn Sumedho volume5 - The Wheel Of Truth

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Re: ESL sub-forum

Postby Sprouticus » Sat Jan 14, 2017 12:23 am

The Thinker wrote:Not necessarily a second language, some are more literate than others and some post in an elitist fashion, I had to Google Cogent. :namaste:


Google has been a really useful tool for me, too. A richer vocabulary is something from which we can all benefit. :reading:
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