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With in the last several years there has been an explotion both in the number and quality of Pali resources available on the Web, both primary texts, translations, languaged learning software and tools for advanced schollarship. It's now reasonable for a dedicated amature to to take up the study of this fascinating and influencial language and literature, and aquire a proficiency sufficient to enhance their understanding of the liturature and appreciate its its centuries long relationships with cultures of South and East Asia.

This is Meetup to coordinate various local and Internet resources for learning Pali, and provide a venue for mutual support in lnguange learning and for interesting discusions on related topics.

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    Robert D. Robert D. joined
    November 21, 2013
    Robert D.
    "I have a background in Latin and Greek, and in the last three years or so have learned Sanskrit. People say "if you know Sanksrit you know Pali," but I've looked at a tiny bit of Pali and it doesn't seem so simple. So I'm interested in learning more."
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    Paul L. Paul L. joined
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    Paul L.
    "I am obsessed with learning short phrases in other languages so that I can connect with people across linguistic and cultural barriers. I'm co-founder of a social venture called Mightyverse which we hope will help to save endangered languages."
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    Patrick C. Patrick C. joined
    November 21, 2013
    Patrick C.
    "Exposure to Pāḷī only due to research in SE Asian languages that use it as a high register language."
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    November 21, 2013
    john
    "I would be interested in learning an Indo-Aryan language. I have always had an interest in language and literature and this would be a challenge."
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    Bob Bob joined
    November 21, 2013
    Bob
    "Sometimes I'm Buddhist. Sometimes I forget. I did an independent study semester of Pali over a decade ago, & have forgotten most of that, but I speak Thai pretty well, & recognise a lot of borrowed Pali/Sanskrit vocab."
 
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