An introduction to Pāli grammar for beginners, based on the principle of teaching grammar through composition using a gradually expanding vocabulary. Exercises requiring translation from and into Pāli form an integral part of each lesson. Thirty-two lessons in Pāli compiled by Lily de Silva, published by Vipassana Research Institute.
For answers to the exercises, and a list of errors occurring in the Pāli Primer with corrections, see the Key to Pāli Primer.
The Pāli Primer is designed as a convenient stepping stone to more advanced works such as A.K. Warder's Introduction to Pāli.