You must be aware of the research work done by Bhikkhu Analayo?.. I got in touch with Sutta Central through him… I have met Ven. Nyanatusita in Kandy in connection of translations of Ledi Sayadaw’s work from Burmese to English. …and I am connected to Ven. Anandajoti on face book. The other two helpers mentioned by you I have not met, but I am vaguely aware who they are.
In 2007 I attended the Sakyadhita conference in Hamburg (Germany), where my old boss, Prof. Dr. von Hinüber came to the phantastic conclusion that the Bhikkhuni Sangha was established only after Lord Buddhas demise…
I also obtained a copy of your book which was available as a gift during the conference. I read it later, and was puzzled by Your suggestion that the short discourses in SN and AN were earlier than the longer discourses in MN and DN… Several of your arguments were quite convincing, but it was a great challenge to the views I held, before I read that book.
After you have explained your objects for making a new translation, I am now very interested to see the results of your efforts.
… I received my university education in Pali, Prakrits, Sanskrit, and Tibetan between 1960 and 1979, including over ten years in Myanmar (1959-1971).
The academic work I did afterwards was with the Sanskrit Dictionary of the Turfan Finds (part of fascicle 2, 1977-79), and the Critical Pali Dictionary (vowels e-o, 1979-1990). After completing the M. A. at Mandalay University I worked about one year (1970) for a Burmese -German Dictionary project, that was never published.
All this was before the digital age had reached Indological studies in Germany, not to speak of Myanmar.
I used an apple computer for the work on CPD, but only for a short time (1988-1990). I was quite interested in computersreally. But the present digital opportunities are vastly superior to the old fashioned methods of those days. …
I try my best, to improve my computer skills, as far as this is possible in the remote village where I have lived during the last ten years …
But nowadays I am more interested to get out of suffering, than in anything else.
Nobody needs to tell me that jara, byaadhi, mara.na are suffering. I live right in the middle of it. _ () _