Pali suttas read out loud


We are happy to correct any mispronunciations on suttas uploaded to - please let me know.



This is amazing! Thank you and bhante for this.


Recordings of the suttas contained in the Gahapati Vagga have now been uploaded MN 51- MN 60.


Yes! Pronunciation of Pali is defined in the ancient Indian textbooks, which clearly describe the phonemes according to the place and manner of articulation. This standard pronunciation is recognized by Pali scholars internationally. However, in most countries the pronunciation is influenced by local conditions, so the popular Pali pronunciation varies. But we know how it should sound!

Wikipedia has the pronunciation with the phonetic values:


An great article by Professor Rupert Gethin on listening to the suttas


Sadly no mention to SuttaCentral and its super cool machine-based read aloud functionality SuttaCentral Voice ?? :thinking:


It might be worth you adding a comment to the article. The points Rupert makes are generic to audio content so well worth a mention.