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Sinhala language learning materials

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There are relatively few materials for learning Sinhala, so this page includes all the ones that I've found online.


Courses

Talk Now! Learn Sinhala

Talk Now! Learn Sinhala

by Eurotalk

- a basic introduction to Sinhala. Includes dialogues, exercises, games, tests and notes in many different languages. Introduces a fairly limited amount of vocabulary and phrases, but does so in an effective and fun way.

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Colloquial Sinhalese

Colloquial Sinhalese

by G. H. Fairbanks

- long, drill based course with conversations, translation exercises, grammar explanations and review lessons. Uses Sinhala script.

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Grammar

Sinhala

Sinhala

by Dileep Chandralal

- covers the writing system, phonology, morphology, grammatical constructions and discourse and pragmatic aspects of Sinhala. Written in a clear and lucid style, the book presents a rich sampling of the data and serves a useful typological reference. Therefore this is required reading for not only linguists and Sinhala specialists but also to anyone interested in language, thought, and culture.

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Phrasebook

Lonely Planet Sinhala Phrasebook

Lonely Planet Sinhala Phrasebook

by Margit Meinhold

- contains useful phrases, easy expressions and vocabulary to get beyond the basics, plus a section on Sri Lankan English. Uses the Tamil alphabet with transliteration throughout.

Buy from: Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk

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Learning materials for related languages

Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Persian (Dari, Farsi & Takjik), Punjabi, Sinhala, Urdu

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