A teach yourself introduction
to the Buddha's language
This book is not your typical Pali Grammar. It was created to help any interested Buddhist to get started with comprehending and reading pali in as short a time and as small an effort as possible.
About the book
Much of the most essential grammar is explained in the first few chapters, always using primary (actual) texts from the Tripitaka to explain the basic concepts of Pali grammar. The later excersises repeat that information and add some advanced aspects while providing already longer paragraphs of teachings of the Buddha. By Lesson 10 an ardent student is able to tackle any Buddhist scripture with a good dictionary. Though it will not turn you into a pali scholar this is one of the most straightforward and no-nonsense books on how to learn and understand pali, the language of (*) the Buddha.
Highly recommended: A new method for learning classical languages