The Complete Text
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This book contains the complete ancient grammatical text of the P li language which was used for centuries as a handbook for learning P li. The volume has been prepared in a format that is accessible to contemporary readers. Accordingly, it uses Roman and Devanagari scripts for the main body of the text, with its Sutta (short grammatical rules) also shown in Thai, Sinhalese and Myanmar scripts. Thus, it will not only provide invaluable insight into the structure of an ancient grammar and its unique contents, but will also further make the study of P li accessible to students from various backgrounds. This book is intended to be a companion handbook for P li study and reference used alongside with the English translation available in Volume 2. Throughout the text, all Sutta (short grammatical rules), Vutti (explanatory sentences), Udah ra a (applicable examples), Paccudaharana (inapplicable examples), and split-Sutta functions are clearly marked. An appendix on the formation of nouns and various suffixes is also included.