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masked_marsoe VIP Member

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#1 12 years ago

Esperanto was invented in the late 1880s by a Polish man who became frustrated by violence and miscommunications between the varios language and ethnic groups in his city. So, he set about creating a language that all people could speak, without the ties of nation, culture, or conflict. Optimistic, but the language still has a strong following. The internet has definately improved the ability for communication of esperanto, and although no real figures exist, I would expect that the language is growing in popularity, with a TV channel lauched just recently.

From my own efforts, I can tell that the language is definately the easiest I have ever tried to learn (Spanish, Polish, Arabic, Korean, Maori), and is far less complicated than English. The basic forms of the language can be learned in less than an hour, only vocabulary will need a lot of effort. Remember that this was never meant to replace your native language, but to provide a common language and common ground for all people.

So, what future does Esperanto have today? Does it have the ability to surpass English as the lingua franca of the world? Certainly easier than Chinese ;)

So you can have an idea of the language:

Esperanto estis inventita en la forpasintaj 1880aj jaroj de Pola viro kiujn fariĝis ĉagreniĝitan de perforto kaj malkomunikadoj inter la diversaj lingvoj kaj etnoj en li urbo. Do, li ekkomencis estigantan lingvon ke ĉiuj homoj povus paroli, sen la ligoj de nacio, kulturo, aŭ konflikto. Optimisma, sed la lingvo ankoraŭ havas fortan sekv. Interreto havas nepre plibonigitan la kapablon por komunikado de Esperanto, kaj kvankam ne veraj ciferoj ekzist, mi atendos ke ke la lingvo estas kresk en populareco, kun TV kanalo lanĉ nur lastatempe. De miaj propraj penoj, mi povas diri al ke la lingvo estas nepre la plej facila mi havas senescepte provis lerni (Hispanan, Polan, Araban, Korean, Maorion), kaj estas multe malpli komplika ol la angla. La bazaj formoj de la lingvo povas esti lernita en malpli ol horo, sole vortenhavo vol bezon multaj peno. Memori ke ĉi tiu neniam estis intenc anstataŭigi vian denaskan lingvon, sed provizi al komuna lingvo kaj interkonsenton por ĉiuj homoj. Do, kiuj estonteco far Esperanto havas hodiaŭ? ĝin kapabl anstataŭ la angla kiel la interlingvo de la mondo? Certe pli facila ol Ĉina!




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#2 12 years ago

Unless it gets government backing, possibly international backing, it doesn't have a bright future. The sucess of languages seems to be tied to the economic and cultural dominance of that language, people speak them because they need to. German and English are the trade languages at the moment. The entire point of Esperanto was that it didn't have a culture tied to it so that's a null point. If you don't make people speak it not that many of them are going to do so. I'm learning German and Japanese at the moment, one because of the economy and one because I like the culture. But I'd never learn Esperanto without a good reason and at present there isn't one.




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#3 12 years ago

masked_marsoeEsperanto was invented in the late 1880s by a Polish man who became frustrated by violence and miscommunications between the varios language and ethnic groups in his city. So, he set about creating a language that all people could speak, without the ties of nation, culture, or conflict. Optimistic, but the language still has a strong following. The internet has definately improved the ability for communication of esperanto, and although no real figures exist, I would expect that the language is growing in popularity, with a TV channel lauched just recently.

From my own efforts, I can tell that the language is definately the easiest I have ever tried to learn (Spanish, Polish, Arabic, Korean, Maori), and is far less complicated than English. The basic forms of the language can be learned in less than an hour, only vocabulary will need a lot of effort. Remember that this was never meant to replace your native language, but to provide a common language and common ground for all people.

So, what future does Esperanto have today? Does it have the ability to surpass English as the lingua franca of the world? Certainly easier than Chinese ;)

So you can have an idea of the language:

Esperanto estis inventita en la forpasintaj 1880aj jaroj de Pola viro kiujn fariĝis ĉagreniĝitan de perforto kaj malkomunikadoj inter la diversaj lingvoj kaj etnoj en li urbo. Do, li ekkomencis estigantan lingvon ke ĉiuj homoj povus paroli, sen la ligoj de nacio, kulturo, aŭ konflikto. Optimisma, sed la lingvo ankoraŭ havas fortan sekv. Interreto havas nepre plibonigitan la kapablon por komunikado de Esperanto, kaj kvankam ne veraj ciferoj ekzist, mi atendos ke ke la lingvo estas kresk en populareco, kun TV kanalo lanĉ nur lastatempe. De miaj propraj penoj, mi povas diri al ke la lingvo estas nepre la plej facila mi havas senescepte provis lerni (Hispanan, Polan, Araban, Korean, Maorion), kaj estas multe malpli komplika ol la angla. La bazaj formoj de la lingvo povas esti lernita en malpli ol horo, sole vortenhavo vol bezon multaj peno. Memori ke ĉi tiu neniam estis intenc anstataŭigi vian denaskan lingvon, sed provizi al komuna lingvo kaj interkonsenton por ĉiuj homoj. Do, kiuj estonteco far Esperanto havas hodiaŭ? ĝin kapabl anstataŭ la angla kiel la interlingvo de la mondo? Certe pli facila ol Ĉina!

There was a suggestion in the EU-parlament X amount of yeasr ago, where someone wanted to replace all EU-languaes with Esperanto. He didn't manage to pass his bill:)




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#4 12 years ago
*SW3D3*There was a suggestion in the EU-parlament X amount of yeasr ago, where someone wanted to replace all EU-languaes with Esperanto. He didn't manage to pass his bill:)

:lol: Can you imagine how few people would follow that law?




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#5 12 years ago
Nemmerle:lol: Can you imagine how few people would follow that law?

Well it wasn't really a law, it was just a suggestion, that remove the languages of the various EU countries and replace it with Esperanto as offical language. The "local" languages would still be spoken, but not be offical. Which means that Esperanto would be a language that everybody was forced to leave and talk to other EU-citizens.




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#6 12 years ago

Esperanto is one of the most - if not the most - popular conlang in the world right now. I've heard stories about people from Asia marrying people from Europe and speaking Esperanto as their way of communicating. There are even some people who are taught to speak it as a child: This one child from Brazil comes to mind.

MarsoeRemember that this was never meant to replace your native language, but to provide a common language and common ground for all people.

Actually, the language is flawed in that aspect. It was indeed created using parts from different languages, but, it is mostly based on IndoEuropean languages and little on other languages from other regions such as East Asia. Esperanto speakers like to boast about how Esperanto is an great mixture of different languages, when it is not the truth.




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#7 12 years ago

I found a few choice phrases in a book of mine. However, I have no idea what they mean.

Mi civitan-arestas vin, faligu viajn trancilogn.

Mi sercas seksmastrinon kiu parolas esperanton.

Rapidu! Mi urg'e bezonas kirurgion nun!

Mi vian kapon pafos se vi s'telos mian parklokon.

La arbitristo blindas.

Niaj planoj invadi finfine pretas.

Longregas tiu linio da kokaino.

Vi volapoukisto, cu Esperanton vi ne komprenas?




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#8 12 years ago

its a nice concept, but i'm sure not that many people will ever get to use it, you got any examples of how to pronous a few words.




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#9 12 years ago

Esperanto will either die a quick death when the fad comes to an end, or continue to be one of those quaint things that people think may one day become important, but never does. I would say it's a nice idea, but it isn't really. That there are so many problems and criticisms leveled at it so often, doesn't help its case very much.




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#10 12 years ago

Well, the fad has been going for 120 odd years, which is a little long for a fad. A similar proposal exists (occasionally brought up) for the official language of the UN to be Esperanto, which would save millions on translators. Same with the EU, which needs translators for Estonian to Portugese and all the other languages as well.

Yes, it's based mainly on Latinesque words, from Latin, Italian, French, but using Slavic spellings. Apparantly it has quite a strong following in Asia though.

its a nice concept, but i'm sure not that many people will ever get to use it, you got any examples of how to pronous a few words.

Try www.ikurso.net, a teaching program.