I would appreciate a topic section to answer questions about pali pronunciation. I am really interested in pronouncing as well as possible. I appreciate the variations among countries but would like to comprehend the difference between Thai/Lao/Burmese/Sinhalese style pronunciation which is internally consistent vs. simple bad pronunciation.
Also to collect some examples of nice cadence (that is, tunes) for chanting. Also some good tunes for chanting in English.
Here are some specific questions:
We cannot hear anyone pronouncing a real palatal c ch j jh. Can anyone offer recorded examples, and also how it is produced?
In Thai style, very widely imitated, they chant: namo, tassaa, bhagavato, arahato, sammaa, and then double speed, sabudhasa. But on certain occasions, the Thai monks chant the line rather slowly with gaps between syllables and with very correct metre. What is the occasion for the different pronunciations?
Why in Thai style is the compound word añjalikaraṇīyo is pronounced añjalīkaraṇīyo. [Do the diacritics come through?]
I have heard in the common meal blessing the compound sabbabuddhānubhāvena pronounced as sabbābuddhānubhāvena. Is the latter a normal pronuncation in any country or just someone’s individual habit?
If questions like this are interesting to you please let know!