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Pali Resources

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A pinned thread for posting links and files related to the Pali language.
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The list below was compiled by our member Chris.


Pali Pronunciation Sound Files
http://www.aimwell.org/Help/Pali/pali.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Pali Canon Online Database: Advanced Search
http://www.chaf.lib.latrobe.edu.au/dcd/pali-search.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Pali Resources available on the web, thanks to John Bullit of ATI.org
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/outsources/pali.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

The PTS Pali-English Dictionary
http://dsal.uchicago.edu/dictionaries/pali/index.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

A very useful tool by Venerable Yuttadhammo
http://www.library.websangha.org/earlyb ... ertpad.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Pali fonts
http://www.aimwell.org/Fonts/fonts.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Pali/files/Fonts/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Introduction to Pali - Materials for A. K. Warder's book
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Pali/file ... to%20Pali/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Narada's Elementary Pali Course
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Pali/file ... %20Course/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Pali Learning Files
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Pali/file ... g%20Files/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Pali keyboard
Windows Keyboards for Typing with Unicode Latin-script Pali Fonts
http://fsnow.com/pali/keyboard/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

A Pali Word a Day - a selection of Pali words for Daily Reflection
http://www.buddhanet.net/pdf_file/paliwordday.pdf" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Tipitaka Network :: Pāḷi Synthesis
http://www.tipitaka.net/pali/synthesis/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Pali Canon Online Database - Peter Friedlander
http://www.bodhgayanews.net/pali.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Yattha amoghā pabbajjā, appamattassa sikkhato.


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directly visible, immediate,
Where not in vain is the going forth
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Re: Pali Resources

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Thank you for starting this thread, Bhnate.

Here is another resource for searching the Pali Canon:

http://www.tipitakastudies.net/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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

http://pali.pratyeka.org/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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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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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http://software.informer.com/getfree-pali-lookup/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
a pali dictionary basically, easy to use
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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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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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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.

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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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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/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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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/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Many thanks, thats helped me a great deal :)

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audio courses

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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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:hello:

Hi jsv,

Thanks for the links!

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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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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" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
(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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