founded by S. N. Goenka in the tradition of Sayagyi U Ba Khin

 

 

 

 

 

The Pali Primer written by Lily de Silva

The Pali Primer is a publication of the Vipassana Research Institute. It aims to provide an elementary understanding of the Pali language.
 

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 -ā

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 Pāli Verbs

 

Pāli Vocabulary (other than verbs)

 

Glossary (English - Pāli)


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