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Esperanto

I am now attempting to learn the most widely spoken constructed language on the planet. Wish me luck, and I encourage you to also attempt it:
http://lernu.net/

For all you non-native English speakers: The site detects what country you are in and puts you on that page. So, if you would prefer to learn Esperanto in your language, you can do so. If you are in an English speaking country scroll down to the bottom of the main page and choose the language you are best in.

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RE: Esperanto

I just got done with googling Esperanto. I have never heard of it before, but it sounds interesting. I think I might follow suite and start learning it through the link. Thanks!

"I'm about to -- or I am going to -- die: either expression is correct."
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10-08-2011 03:48 AM
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RE: Esperanto

There's no point in learning fake languages.

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10-08-2011 04:21 AM
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RE: Esperanto

http://esperanto.ca/kurso/home.htm looks like a good intro to the language.

(10-08-2011 04:21 AM)Prince Rilian Wrote:  There's no point in learning fake languages.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Esperanto#L...cquisition
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Esperanto#Community

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(10-08-2011 04:34 AM)Weswammy Wrote:  http://esperanto.ca/kurso/home.htm looks like a good intro to the language.

(10-08-2011 04:21 AM)Prince Rilian Wrote:  There's no point in learning fake languages.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Esperanto#L...cquisition
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Esperanto#Community

Quote:1,000 have Esperanto as their native language.
That's disturbing. And stupid. There's already naturally more than 7000 languages world-wide. Inventing more just creates more barriers to communication.

I would be interested in how the native speakers use the language, because it's undoubtedly different from how the language was originally constructed.

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Die lewe is goed.
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10-08-2011 06:38 AM
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(10-08-2011 06:38 AM)Prince Rilian Wrote:  
(10-08-2011 04:34 AM)Weswammy Wrote:  http://esperanto.ca/kurso/home.htm looks like a good intro to the language.

(10-08-2011 04:21 AM)Prince Rilian Wrote:  There's no point in learning fake languages.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Esperanto#L...cquisition
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Esperanto#Community

Quote:1,000 have Esperanto as their native language.
That's disturbing. And stupid. There's already naturally more than 7000 languages world-wide. Inventing more just creates more barriers to communication.

I would be interested in how the native speakers use the language, because it's undoubtedly different from how the language was originally constructed.

People can have 2 native languages, you know. It really doesn't bother me, looks fun.

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RE: Esperanto

It doesn't have to be another barrier. Its meant to be an easier language to learn than most others, so it helps remove the lingual barrier. It makes it easier for someone to be biligual.

"I'm about to -- or I am going to -- die: either expression is correct."
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10-08-2011 09:57 AM
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(10-08-2011 08:15 AM)Weswammy Wrote:  
(10-08-2011 06:38 AM)Prince Rilian Wrote:  
(10-08-2011 04:34 AM)Weswammy Wrote:  http://esperanto.ca/kurso/home.htm looks like a good intro to the language.

(10-08-2011 04:21 AM)Prince Rilian Wrote:  There's no point in learning fake languages.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Esperanto#L...cquisition
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Esperanto#Community

Quote:1,000 have Esperanto as their native language.
That's disturbing. And stupid. There's already naturally more than 7000 languages world-wide. Inventing more just creates more barriers to communication.

I would be interested in how the native speakers use the language, because it's undoubtedly different from how the language was originally constructed.

People can have 2 native languages, you know.

The article made it seem like esperanto was their only language.
(10-08-2011 09:57 AM)ModestMusic Wrote:  It doesn't have to be another barrier. Its meant to be an easier language to learn than most others, so it helps remove the lingual barrier. It makes it easier for someone to be biligual.

No lo creo. And anyway not very many people truly speak it.

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Die lewe is goed.
Het leven is goed.

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RE: Esperanto

(10-08-2011 06:38 AM)Prince Rilian Wrote:  
Quote:1,000 have Esperanto as their native language.
That's disturbing. And stupid. There's already naturally more than 7000 languages world-wide. Inventing more just creates more barriers to communication.

^ This.
10-13-2011 04:36 AM
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Screw this. I never got past knowing how to differentiate between nouns and verbs, and I have since forgotten.

Note to self: Don't try to learn something that you have no actual interest in.

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