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The Pali Primer written by Lily de Silva
Vipassana Research Institute

  

The Pali Primer is a publication of the Vipassana Research Institute. It aims to provide an elementary understanding of the Pali language.
Please download the VRI Roman Pali fonts and install them to view these pages.

  

   CONTENTS

   

 

Pronunciation

Lesson 1

Declension of masculine nouns ending in -a
Nominative case, singular and plural
Present, third, singular and plural verbs

Lesson 2

Declension of masculine nouns ending in -a, continued
Accusative case, singular and plural

Lesson 3

Declension of masculine nouns ending in -a, continued
Instrumental case, singular and plural

Lesson 4

Declension of masculine nouns ending in -a, continued
Ablative case, singular and plural

Lesson 5

Declension of masculine nouns ending in -a, continued
Dative case, singular and plural

Lesson 6

Declension of masculine nouns ending in -a, continued
Genitive case, singular and plural

Lesson 7

Declension of masculine nouns ending in -a, continued
Locative case, singular and plural

Lesson 8

Declension of masculine nouns ending in -a, continued
Vocative case, singular and plural
Declension of neuter nouns ending in -a

Lesson 9

The Gerund / Absolutive

Lesson 10

The Infinitive

Lesson 11

The present participle, masculine and neuter genders

Lesson 12

Conjugation of Verbs - Present Tense, Active

Lesson 13

Conjugation of Verbs - Present Tense, Active Voice, continued

Lesson 14

The Further Tense

Lesson 15

The Optative / Potential Mood

Lesson 16

The Imperative Mood

Lesson 17

The Past Tense

Lesson 18

Declension of feminine nouns ending in -±

Lesson 19

The Past Participle

Lesson 20

Declension of feminine nouns ending in -i and ²

Lesson 21

The Present Participle, feminine gender

Lesson 22

The Future Passive Participle

Lesson 23

The Causative

Lesson 24

Declension of feminine nouns ending in -u

Lesson 25

Declension of masculine nouns ending in -i

Lesson 26

Declension of masculine nouns ending in -²

Lesson 27

Declension of masculine nouns ending in -u and -³

Lesson 28

Declension of agent nouns and nouns indicating relationships

Lesson 29

Declension of neuter nouns ending in -i and -u

Lesson 30

Declension of adjectives ending in -vantu and -mantu

Lesson 31

Declension of personal pronouns

Lesson 32

Declension of personal pronouns, relative, demonstrative and interrogative

 

List of P±li Verbs

 

P±li Vocabulary (other than verbs)

 

Glossary (English - P±li)

  

   

 

 


 

                            

     

  

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