https://www.duolingo.com/ChristianofPeace

Another language suggestion: Pali

I'd like to suggest a language which is hardly known outside of Buddhist groups. Pali is the language of the scriptures of Theravada Buddhism.

I'd like to quote Ominglot.com here.

"Today Pāli is studied mainly by those who wish to read the original Buddhist scriptures, and is frequently chanted in rituals. There are non-religious text in Pāli including historical and medical texts. The main areas where Pāli is studied are Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Laos and Cambodia."

2 years ago

16 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/CarolinaViking

It's a beautiful language; but, I think we'd be more likely to see Sanskrit as it would have broader use and they are so closely related. I imagine they'll work on more dying languages before we focus on dead ones as well, outside of PR moves to bring attention to the project overall.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Syona12

I completely agree, I am jain , But plai does come in our scriptures as well as sanskrit

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Zoey784

Interesting!! You've already contacted Lrtward, and I'd love to know more of this language.(I'm interested in Buddhism.) Thank you!!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Captain_Duo
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I really like the idea!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ChristianofPeace

Thanks!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Captain_Duo
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I would really enjoy learning it, i hope they'll do it

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AustinNgai

Yes please. Duolingo would make it a great deal easier to study Pali

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/wtalbott01

Over 150 million people worldwide are Theravada--I think there would be many people interested in a Duolingo Pali course. I certainly am!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ChristianofPeace

Around 500-600 million people are Buddhist and many more would probably just be interested for the sake of it so let's hope we get the course one day.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BobTheTriangle

Cool! Can you speak it?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ChristianofPeace

No, unfortunately. I'd very, very much like to learn it though and no one has mentioned it so far.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/WaterPolyglot
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That's awesome! Upvoted! I didn't know this, despite me being a Buddhist.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AliciaRain

Please add Pali language. Thank you.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/richardenlow

+1

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ScottKBeck
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Yes please add pali

5 months ago
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