Esperanto

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.

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What is unusual about Esperanto?

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 voluntary speech community, and most Esperanto speakers opt in rather than receiving the language from their parents.

  • It was created artificially.
  • It has specific rules with no exceptions, making it easy to learn.
  • Use of an opposite pre-fix greatly reduces the number of words that need to be learned.
  • There is no required word order.
  • It is free of any nationalistic connections.
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What language was developed from Esperanto?

Many languages were created after Esperanto. Most of them were not very different from Esperanto itself, and disappeared without having found their public.

However, Ido (which means "son" or "offspring) is a revisited version of Esperanto, that had a certain success when it was created around the 10's. But as the others, it almost disappeared, and nowadays less than a hundred persons speak Ido, compared to several millions for Esperanto ! :)

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Is Esperanto the universal language?

No. A universal language, by definition, would be a widely spoken language. Esperanto has only about 2 million speakers, scattered over the planet.

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How are verb tenses indicated in Esperanto?

Endings describe the way that verb tenses are indicated in Esperanto. The endings -as, -us, -os and -us respectively identify the present, past, future and conditional tenses while the suffixes -i and -urespectively indicate the infinitive and the imperative. An example with the verb havi ("to have") shows the conjugation as havas, havus, havos and havus preceded by the subject pronouns mi ("I"), vi ("you" singular and plural), li ("he") or Å¡i ("she"), ni("we") and ili ("they").

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How do you say Arkansas in Esperanto?

You would say it Arkansaso.

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Why do people look down on Esperanto?

It is not a native language. It is a constructed language that has no country of origin.

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How do you say beaver in Esperanto?

kastoro

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How do you say grotto in Esperanto?

groto

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How do you say brigade in Esperanto?

Brigade in Esperanto is brigado

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How do you say recipe in Esperanto?

recepto

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How do you say ostrich in Esperanto?

struto

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How do you say hen in Esperanto?

kokino

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How do you say force in Esperanto?

forto

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How do you say Lusaka in Esperanto?

Lusako

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How do you say tree in Esperanto?

arbo

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How do you say sun in Esperanto?

suno

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How do you say Bible in Esperanto?

Biblio

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How do you say Umbria in Esperanto?

Umbrio

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How do you say Calabria in Esperanto?

Kalabrio

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How do you say Dhaka in Esperanto?

Dako

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How do you say vodka in Esperanto?

vodko

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How do you say Wednesday in Esperanto?

Merkredo

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How do you say skull in Esperanto?

kranio

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How do you say amphora in Esperanto?

amforo

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How do you say Copenhagen in Esperanto?

Kopenhago

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