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Esperanto is the most widely spoken constructed language. A planned or constructed language is a language whose phonology, grammar, and/or vocabulary has been consciously devised by an individual or group, instead of having evolved naturally.
Since the seventeenth century, more than seven hundred languages have been constructed. The most popular of those languages is Esperanto. It was invented by Ludwik Zamenhof, who lived in the town of Bialystok, Poland. He felt that a common language would help people agree better. When he was still i…
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Find other speakers quickly. It is really easy to pick up the basics and the consistency of the rules allow you to learn quickly. The grammar is fairly simple, and word order is not important. And the use of the 'not' concept allows one to double their vocabulary. (hot and 'not hot' instead of hot a…
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Esperanto is a neutral language, which means it does not "come" from any country or culture. If you speak Esperanto you may come from the U.S., China, Europe, Africa, or any other region of Earth. This means that you also have access to a more diverse community when you do learn it.
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Lernu.net has one-click on the button for the "Tujmesaĝilo" in the lower righthand corner.
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To learn French quickly one can take a class and learn the language with the help of an instructor. Another option is a language program like Rosetta Stone.
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Dr. L. L. ZamenhofThe International Language, Esperanto, was created by Dr. L. L. Zamenhof, a Polish oculist of Bialistok and published by him in Warsaw in 1887.Lazar Ludwik Zamenhof. Esperanto, invented in 1887 by the Polish eye specialist Dr Ludovic Lazarus Zamenhof, was an attempt to create a un…
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Why Esparanto in not an international language. To answer this question, we have to bear in mind the various functions of language. Apart from being a vehicle for communication of ideas and facts from one person to another, it is also the vehicle for shared experiences, shared thoughts and shared v…
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Certainly yes. It is for use between people speaking different languages.
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"One who hopes." The name of an international language constructed by L.L. Zamenhof.
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In a word, no! For nouns and adjectives, the final -n is used in the accusative case only, not as an oblique/objective case as are "him", "me" in English. For adverbs, -n is used only in the accusative of direction.
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Esperanto has no set country. It is spoken worldwide by ~2,000,000 people.
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It didn't. Hundreds of thousands of people around the world use it to communicate across linguistic and cultural barriers. It has more speakers now than ever before in its 120 year history, and a thriving international culture, including music and literature. (An Esperantist poet, William Auld, was …
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Saluton!
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Feliĉan naskiĝtagon! The ĉ is pronounced like ch in church, the ĝ like j in jam and the i like ee in meet.
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No. Eurasian means on the border of Europe and Asia, or a country that is both in Europe and Asia. Eg, Russia is a Eurasian country, along with Turkey.Esperanto is a language spoken by about ~2,000,000 people which is a combination of all the European Languages: French, English, German, Finnish, Spa…
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Depending on the meaning of the phrase in Esperanto, the suffix for the present participle (-ant-) may cover most of the senses of "always in motion" such as: kuranta (adjective: kur'i = to run + ant'+ a) or movanta. The expression "ĉiam movanta" is also a possibility as an adjective or as an adver…
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volontuliĝu The ĝ is pronounced as j in jam. The u is pronounced as oo in shampoo.
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Estimates are around a quarter million.The estimate is between 10,000 and 2 million. There are even about 500 native speakers. It's hard to say. Esperantists are spread out around the world. It's a bit like trying to estimate how many people in the world play chess... Most of the estimates seem to…
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Be willing! (Imperative form of volonti, "to be willing")
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Saluton! Kiel vi?
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Lots of things, but the main one is that it a language that was created - a planned language. Most languages develop over hundreds of years, but Esperanto was created in the 1880's to act as a neutral "bridge" language.Esperanto has very few native speakers, compared to other languages. It is a volu…
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The Bible was translated into Esperanto by Zamenhof and published by the British and Foreign Bible Society as "La Sankta Biblio." It has been out of print for several years, but you can still buy used copies (usually at insanely high prices) from Amazon and other sources.
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It's the United States
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"Saluton" is the Esperanto equivalent of hello.
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Well that's deffinetly not Italian. Esperanto? This doesn't make sense, but "kaj tiaj ovoj" would mean "and your eggs."
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None. Esperanto is an invented language.
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If you already speak a Romance language, or English, you can learn to read and write Esperanto in a matter of weeks, and for the slowest learners, in several months. Speaking in person requires practice at first, but remember that it is the mother tongue of nobody in particular, so there is no need …
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No language was developed form Esperanto, but Ido is considered to be a modern revision of Esperanto.No languages have been developed from Esperanto, But Ido is considered to be an "update" of Esperanto.
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The abstract economical system of trading goods of a kind: 'merkato'. A place or building where goods are sold: 'bazaro'.
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Dead body (corpse): 'kadavro' Living body, or figurative like body of an instrument, of a Web page etc.: 'korpo'
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kvar (pronounced phonetically [kah-Vahr])
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fizika kondiĉo? saneco?
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Vi aspektas laca.
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Strictly speaking, "Good afternoon" would be "Bonan posttagmezon," but "Bonan tagon" ("Good day") is more common.
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The inventor of Esperanto was Polish and it was essentially created there, though he traveled throughout Europe.Bialystok, Poland, which is also the birthplace of the bialy (a kind of bagel).
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In the late 19th Century by a Dr. Zamenhof. He called himself "Doktoro Esperanto," meaning "Dr. Hopeful." The language was actually to be called "lingvo internacia." He was, I believe, Polish.
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More than 100. In the UEA jarlibro (Yearbook of the largest Esperanto asociation) you have adresses from 101 countries, and certainly there are a few more.
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Bonan matenon!
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Esperanto was invented as an international auxiliary language, a language that people all over the world could learn to communicate with each other more easily. I wouldn't say that it failed-the language is still used today, and has an estimated 2 million speakers, including hundreds of native speak…
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On the 15th of December, 1859, a child was born in a small wooden house at 6 Zielona Street, Bialystok. His name was Ludovic Lazarus Zamenhof and he is now frequently referred to as the "creator" of Esperanto, although he himself modestly denied that he was the creator. "I am only the originator," h…
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There are small enclaves of Esperanto speakers in almost every country in the world. France has a small esperanto-speaking population, but they are geographically diverse. The largest enclave is a group in Paris.
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There are small enclaves of Esperanto speakers in almost every country in the world. France has a small esperanto-speaking population, but they are geographically diverse. The largest enclave is an Esperanto club in Hamburg.
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There are certainly Esperanto-speaker in Wales, but they are scattered over the country, rather than all in one "enclave". Esperanto-speakers in Cardiff meet regularly in the city centre. The first textbook for Welsh-speakers who want to learn Esperanto was published in 2010.
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No, if you're talking about a neighbourhood community that uses Esperanto, that doesn't exist. But there's an Esperanto Museum in Vienna and you can study it at Vienna's university.
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Yes. According to Pale Blue Dot, ISBN 0-7472-1553-7 p.152, by Carl Sagan, the two Voyager spacecrafts each contained "a golden phonograph record encased in a golden, mirrored jacket containing, among other things: greetings in 59 human languages, and one whale language". If you listen to track 3 (UN…
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"Mother" in Esperanto is "patrino", a compound of "patro" (father) and "-in-" (female).
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Mudisto. Krimmurdisto
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Esperanto is evolving but its basis never changes. Words like "fejsbuko" the Esperanto word for Facebook has needed to be included, for example as the internet is used by Esperanto speakers from all over the World.
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Pretty useless to compare Klingon with Esperanto. Especially because Esperanto is designed to be an international language, whereas Klingon is not.Probably less than 10 percent of all educated people have even heard of Esperanto so do not know that, for example, the Esperanto Wikipedia has about 150…
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With about 2.000.000 speakers world wide it is hardly dead. It grows steadily and the future belongs to it.
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vivi - to livevivo - lifeviva - alivemalviva - deadbona - goodmalbona - badŝerco - jokeŝerci - to jokeŝerca - jokingŝerce - jokingly
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Flankokupo means "hobby" in Esperanto.
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Esperanto was and is intended to serve as a second language for us all. That's an ambitious but laudable aim.
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All over the world! Esperanto is an international language, so people everywhere learn it as a second language.
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I would say "neimagebla": "ne" (not) + "imagi" (imagine) + "ebla" (able).
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Esperanto is a constructed language (also known as an artificial language). Rather than evolving naturally like most languages, it was invented by someone, L. L. Zamenhof, in the late 1800s.
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No. Esperanto was designed to be easy to learn, in the hope that it would become an international language.
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Esperanto is younger. Korean has been developing since before recorded history, whereas Esperanto was invented in the late 1800s.
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Esperanto refers to an auxillary language that was created in the nineteenth century. The language uses words from a mixture of languages including Russian, Latin and German.
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It is relatively easy to learn. It is a neutral language - there is no advantage for people born on a country. It is very logical, you can build new words easily
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malvasta kaj vasta:
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The Esperanto words for boring and fun are enuiga and amuza.
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The Esperanto word for flat is plata and unfortunately there is no direct translation of the word bumpy.
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The Esperanto words for near and far are proksime and malproksime.
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The Esperanto words for salt and pepper are salo are pipro.
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The Esperanto words for car and driver are aŭto and ŝoforo.
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The Esperanto words for safe and dangerous are sekura and dangera.
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The Esperanto words for alive and dead are vivas and mortinto.
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The Esperanto words for hungry and full are malsata and plena.
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The Esperanto words for generous and stingy are sindona and malgrandanima.
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The Esperanto words for dark and bright are malhela and brila.
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The Esperanto words for broken and fixed are rompita and fiksa.
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The Esperanto words for foreign and native are eksterlanda and denaska.
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The Esperanto words for loud and soft are lauta and malvarmeta.
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The Esperanto words for hard and soft are malfacila and malvarmeta.
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The Esperanto words for pants and skirt are pantalonoj and jupo.
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The Esperanto words for shoe and sneaker are suo and sneaker.
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The Esperanto words for hand and glove are manojn and ganto.
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The Esperanto words for top and bottom are supro and malsupro.
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The Esperanto words for stairs and ladder are stuparo and stupetaro.
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The Esperanto words for cat and dog are kato and hundo.
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The Esperanto words for easy and hard are facila and malfacila.
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The Esperanto words for early and late are frua and malfrue.
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The Esperanto words for head and shoulders are kapo and sultrojn.
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The Esperanto words for north and south are nordo and suda.
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The Esperanto words for paper and plastic are papero and plasto.
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The Esperanto words for finger and toe are fingro and piedfingro.
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The Esperanto words for international and domestic are internacia and hejma.
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The Esperanto words for proud and humble are fieraj and humila.
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The Esperanto words for angry and calm are kolera and trankviligi.
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The Esperanto words for pen and paper are plumo and papero.
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