I’m trying to learn Pali. I’m attempting to use a combination of mnemonics and spaced-repetition. I usually just try to see what the word sounds like and make a little image based on that. But, for some words I can’t seem to come up with anything. Here are some example words which give me trouble:
pahiṇāti - send
udeti - rises; comes out; increases
uḍḍeti - flies; suspends.
obhāsati - illuminates
vālukā - sand
nivāreti - prevents; keeps back; forbids; obstructs.
parivāreti - surrounds; follows.
poseti - nourishes; brings up; takes care of; feeds.
anusāsati - advises; admonishes.
nikkhipati - lays down or aside; puts down; gives up.
As you can see a couple of them are similar. How would you keep these straight in your memory?