Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Sinhala: The language of Sri Lanka

Today I have been practicing writing one letter from the Sinhala alphabet. You know, it is really easy to practice just one letter. And if I add one new letter of the Sinhala alphabet to my practice every day, then I will know the entire alphabet in about 32 days. What could be simpler than that?

I have a pdf file of the FSI Sinhala Basic Course which was revised in 1978. Module 1 is devoted to learning the Sinhala script for the purpose of reading the colloquial Sinhala dialogues in the second module.

In high school, I had a classmate who was from Sri Lanka. I haven't heard from him since we graduated. Currently, I have a coworker who is from Sri Lanka. We don't work together at the same time but I see him whenever one of us takes over for the next shift. I will show him my newfound writing abilities and get his feedback.


  1. My parents are Sinhalese though I do not speak it myself. If you have any questions feel free to ask me and I will ask my parents. I wish to learn Sinhala in the future and am currently learning a bit of Mandarin.

  2. Hey D, that's cool. Thanks for your offer. If you know of any learning materials with audio, please post here again. Thanks! Good luck with Mandarin.


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