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Saddanīti : great Pāli ref. Book

Dear ven. @sujato & other friends,
This is a remarkable c. 13th century CE. Pāli grammar written by a certain Aggavaņsa, a monastic scholar from Bagan, Myanmar.

It was only few years ago published in Roman script and it is apparently not know at all, including to Google! A great effort from Ven. Dhammasami and I’m considering seeking his permission to release a digital version online; would be grateful if someone here already knows of a digital version.

Here is the preface and a random page:


Edit: just found a 2001 PTS publication of it. And a 1930 French publication: “la grammaire palie d’Aggavaṃsa”!! :thinking:
Ok I really need to learn the syntax to link to other posts! But for now here’s the link

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At archive.org there are scanned copies of five of the six parts of Helmer Smith’s romanised edition (pub. 1928-54), missing only part VI, the glossary. This was the version that A.K. Warder consulted when writing his Introduction to Pali.





I expect you already know that the CSCD has the Padamālā and Dhātumāla, but is missing the Suttamālā.

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This is all so stunning to me! I did search archives.org for it but found only some catalogue of pali text!! And the exact same thing with CSCD!! (Though I haven’t had sleep now in two days, which might explain why this happened! :face_with_head_bandage:)

Venerable @Dhammanando Thanks so much for taking the time to direct me to these great resources. Anumodami :anjal:

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Is this available in English or Sinhala?

Also is it possible to locate:

  • Kaccayana
  • Moggallana
  • Saddaniti
  • Saddasangaha

and related commentaries with English and/or Sinhala translations?

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