Sinhalese

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Dorian
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Sinhalese

Post by Dorian »

I want to learn Sinhalese language. There is a book in my native language (actually, the only one for this language), but the problem is that it explains only written Sinhalese and, as I've understood, spoken Sinhalese is different. Where can I get some resources about spoken language?
pulga
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Re: Sinhalese

Post by pulga »

https://www.fsi-language-courses.net/fs ... ic-course/

https://fsi-languages.yojik.eu/language ... a-1977.pdf

Also if you have a Scribd account An Introduction to Spoken Sinhala by Professor W.S. Karunatillake is available. This is a very good book for learning the language.
axelsnaxel
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Re: Sinhalese

Post by axelsnaxel »

What a surprise to find this post. I am also learning Sinhala, as i plan to go to Sri Lanka with some online dhamma friends to to ordain in half a year.

There's a very good book that i use to learn the language
Spoken Sinhala Made Simple by V. T. Fernando
https://www.amazon.com/Spoken-Sinhala-M ... 1980882924

I go through that book and add every new word to a flashcard app like Anki. Then on the side i am listening to some Sinhala Dhamma sermons as listening practice even though i don't understand much.

Here's a Nun that who's sermons i have heard from friends are very deep. Although i can't understand them yet, her pronunciation is very clear.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHcA3q ... RbeVCBhNgQ

May I know your intent for learning Sinhala?
rajitha7
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Re: Sinhalese

Post by rajitha7 »

Unsurpassed is the Lord’s way of teaching the Dhamma concerning one’s proper moral conduct. One should be honest and faithful, without deception, chatter, hinting or belittling, not always ready to add gain to gain, but with the sense-doors guarded, moderate in food, a promoter of peace, observant, active and strenuous in effort, a meditator, mindful, with proper conversation, steady-going, resolute and sensible, not hankering after sense pleasures, but mindful and prudent. This is the unsurpassed teaching concerning a person’s proper ethical conduct. - Sampasādanīya, Dīgha Nikāya 28
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