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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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This is called Ido.
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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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It was an attempt to create a universal second language for everyone in the world.
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Esperanto was created in the late 19th Century by Dr. Ludovic Lazarus Zamenhof, a Jewish ophthalmologist from Bialystok, at the time part of the Russian Empire.
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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 was created to facilitate international communication. It was intended to be a second language, not a primary language. At the time that Esperanto was created, French was the de facto international language. Now that role is largely fulfilled by English.
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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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Approximately 5 years (from about 1878-1883).
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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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Esperanto was invented by Lazarus Ludwig Zamenhof (December 15, 1859 - April 14, 1917).
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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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Esperantists speak Esperanto. Esperantists come from Europe, North America, South America, Africa and Asia.
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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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Yes, if by obscure language you mean one with few speakers, little international prestige, and a limited press. It may be an option on Google, but your chances of stumbling across two people engaged in an Esperanto conversation are very slim, even in a cosmopolitan city.
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Bonvolu. To write = skribi. Please write = Bonvolu skribi.
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If you are asking when the 63rd Esperanto Congress was, it was in 1978, in Varna, Bulgaria.
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No. There is no "ei" diphthong in Esperanto, so those vowels would be pronounced separately. Also, "veinar" appears very foreign to a speaker of Esperanto, since common words never end in "ar" in Esperanto.
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No. Where foreign words and roots have a "q", in Esperanto they usually have a "k". The letter "q" is called "kuo" in Esperanto and would only appear in unassimilated foreign words.
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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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The creator of Esperanto spoke Russian, Yiddish, Polish and German. He later studeied French, Latin, Greek and Hebrew. He also expressed an interest in Italian, Spanish and Lithuanian. Therefore, Esperanto, his creation, shows the influence of these languages which its creator knew.
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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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The five largest American cities with local Esperanto clubs are (in order): (1) New York City; (2) Los Angeles; (3) Chicago; (4) Philadelphia; and, (5) Dallas-Fort Worth.
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There are Esperantists in Mexico, but they do not all live in one neighborhood. They are scattered throughout the country. Mexico is home to the Mexican Esperanto Institute and the Mexican Esperanto Federation.
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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 no Esperanto-speaking neighborhoods, but there is the Esperanto Association of Ireland. The place with the largest number of speakers is Dublin.
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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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It wasn't discovered, it was created. L. L. Zamenhof created Esperanto.
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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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Kiel vi nomighas?
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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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The styles are called "fonts" or "types".
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Two Rid dle
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vermo
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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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They are nova and malnova.
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They are supren and malsupren.
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They are bona and malbona.
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They are malalta and alta.
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They are dika and maldika.
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They are malsana and sana.
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malvasta kaj vasta:
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They are ricxa and malricxa.
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They are inteligxenta and stulta.
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