Pali Grammar For Students by Steven CollinsPali Grammar For Students by Steven Collins

Pali Grammar For Students

bySteven Collins

Paperback | November 1, 2006

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This book is intended for modern students, inside or outside the classroom, as a work of reference rather than a "teach yourself" textbook. It presents an introductory sketch of Pali using both European and South Asian grammatical categories. In English-language works, Pali is usually presented in the traditional terms of English grammar, derived from the classical tradition, with which many modern students are unfamiliar. This work discusses and reflects upon those categories, and has an appendix devoted to them. It also introduces the main categories of traditional Sanskrit and Pali grammar, drawing on, in particular, the medieval Pali text Saddaniti, by Aggavamsa. Each grammatical form is illustrated by examples taken from Pali texts, mostly canonical. Although some previous knowledge of Sanskrit would be helpful, the book can also be used by those without previous linguistic training. A bibliographical appendix refers to other, complementary resources.

Title:Pali Grammar For StudentsFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:108 pages, 9.02 × 5.9 × 0.5 inShipping dimensions:9.02 × 5.9 × 0.5 inPublished:November 1, 2006Publisher:Silkworm BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:9749511131

ISBN - 13:9789749511138


Table of Contents


Grammar:1. akkhara padani ca magadhabhasaya, Letters and Words in Pali2. nama, Nouns, Adjectives, Pronouns and Pronominal Adjectives, Numerals3. akhyata, Verbs4. nipata, Particles, Adverbs5. upasagga, Prepositions and Verbal Prefixes6. samasa, Compounds7. iti-sadda, Direct and Indirect Speech

Appendix 1: Pali Grammatical TermsAppendix 2: English Gammatical TermsAppendix 3: MeterAppendix 4: Bibliographical Essay