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A Guide for Laypeople

Appendix C

Pali Pronunciation

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This appendix[1] is for those people who are interested in the Paali language and the pronunciation of the various Paali words found in this book.

The Paali alphabet is made up of forty one letters. These are divided into eight vowels, thirty two consonants, and one pure nasal sound called niggahita [the .m].

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This is adapted from the work of Ven. Narada Mahaathera (expanded by Max Sandor and Ven. Metta vihari), Ven. Gunaratana Mahaathera, Ven. Thanissaro and the Amaravati Chanting Book.

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