This table is based on Bhikkhu Nyanatusita’s noun
"Bhikkhu Nyanatusita", edited by Access to Insight. Access to Insight (BCBS Edition), 2 November
Like this original, this table is licensed as follows:
work is licensed under a Creative
Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Bhante Nyanatusita includes the following comment:
“The endings in italics are rare and are mostly found in verses or later post-canonical Pāli.
The em-dash (—) indicates that the content of the cell is the same as the cell to the left. Consulted
grammars: Ānanda Maitreyya, Buddhadatta, Duroiselle, Fahs, Geiger, Perniola, Warder, Wijesekera. The
file can be freely copied and distributed for personal non-commercial purposes. (C) 2005 Bhikkhu
Ñāṇatusita, Forest Hermitage, Kandy, Sri Lanka.”
I have made the following significant change: all merged cells have been separated into individual cells.
I have done this because my goal is to generate this table automatically from the database (although it
is currently a “static” HTML table). Once that is working I hope to add back in the merged cells.
My goal with this project is to base the tabular presentation on a database. The information is stored as
a JSON file, which you can also access here: declension_table-lexicon.json, if you like.
I have more plans for this project, here’s my to-do list:
- Make it useful on smaller devices like smartphones.
- Make it possible to search the whole table.
- Create a new, alternate view of the database which is sorted by endings, rather than a table.
- Make the various columns toggleable.
Make rare forms toggleable.
- Make it possible to input a word and have it highlight all suffixes which are possible endings of
- …your idea here…
My thanks to John Kelly for helping access and wrangle various formats of the document.
I welcome corrections, which I may well have introduced in the process of putting this table together!
You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, or post on the Pali Reddit at https://pali.reddit.com.