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An Introductory Reader and Grammar By Rune E. A. Johansson.

Pali is one of the Middle Indian idioms and the classical language of Theravada Buddhism. It is therefore important both to linguists and students of Buddhism. This introductory book centres on a collection of original texts, each selected as an especially important and beautiful formulation of a Buddhist idea. By means of a vocabulary, translation and commentary, each text is explained so concretely that it can be read with little preparation. Detailed explanations are provided for the many technical terms, which have frustrated so many western explorers of Buddhism. For reference, a grammar is provided. Sanskrit parallels to many of the words are given, as well as a special chapter comparing the two languages.

PaliNLP is a system that provides morphological tools for Pali.

The presented system is a first step in the direction of the morphological analysis of Pali. The system is already functional, proving the concept to be viable and promising. There is still some fine-tuning than can and should be done to improve this system, especially in the area of irregular declensions. Nonetheless, the system at the current stage of development should be able to process the majority of Pali words.

See also:

Pali Lemmatizing Server

LibPali_Java

http://arxiv.org/pdf/1510.01570.pdf

Introduction to the more important language families including Indo-European, Uralic, Altaic, Afro-Asiatic, Sino-Tibetan, Malayo-Polynesian, Niger-Congo, Dravidian and others.

Kaohsiung

Pali (Pāli, Pāḷi) online input method using Dart programming language.

See also: https://github.com/siongui/dart-online-input-method-pali

Comprehensive e-library of Pāḷi textbooks.

An in-depth appraisal of the usage and meaning of the nominal case forms in Pāḷi, with many examples and historical information.

Montreal

A grammatical textbook for the Pali language with Burmese and Sinhalese script (alongside the Romanization), this edition offers a combination of the new (2015) and the old (1868), with some eccentric digressions into the Ashokan inscriptions, theories of the history and origins of the language, and anecdotes from an era when European archaeology and scholarship were (re-)discovering Theravada Buddhist philosophy.

Mason's approach to the language is based in the ancient grammar of Kaccāyana, and reflects the first (pioneering) attempts of Europeans to explain the language to a western audience (often making comparisons to Latin, Greek and Sanskrit).

This can be used in conjunction with the three other (free!) PDF textbooks for the Pali language available for download (at www.pali.pratyeka.org).


Scotland

Pali words combine in several different ways to make new meanings. Alan McClure Explains those types for those who want to decipher compound words.

Charleston

An introductory grammar of the Pali language by Allan R. Bomhard.