Pali: A Grammar of the Language of the Theravada Tipitaka



By Thoman Oberlies
June 2012
Munshiram
Distributed by Coronet Books Inc.
ISBN: 9788121512343
383 pages
$72.50 Hardcover


The grammar presents a full description of Pail, the language used in the Theravada Buddhist canon, which is still alive in Ceylon and Southeast Asia. The development of its phonological and morphological systems is traced in detail from Old Indic. Comprehension references to comparable features and phenomena from other Middle Indic languages mean that this grammar can also be used to study the literature of Jainism.

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