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Coëmgenu
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ESL sub-forum

Post by 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.
世尊在靈山會上拈華示眾眾皆默然唯迦葉破顏微笑世尊云
The Lord dwelt at the Vulture Peak with the assembly and plucked a flower as a teaching. The myriad totality were silent, save for Kāśyapa, whose face cracked in a faint smile. The Lord spoke.
吾有正法眼藏涅槃妙心實相無相微妙法門不立文字教外別傳付囑摩訶迦葉。
I have the treasure of the true dharma eye, I have nirvāṇa as wondrous citta, I know signless dharmatā, the subtle dharma-gate, which is not standing on written word, which is external to scriptures, which is a special dispensation, which is entrusted to Mahākāśyapa.

नस्वातोनापिपरतोनद्वाभ्यांनाप्यहेतुतः

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Re: ESL sub-forum

Post by 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:
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Re: ESL sub-forum

Post by 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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