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  Esperanto - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Esperanto is particularly prevalent in the northern and eastern countries of Europe; in China, Korea, Japan, and Iran within Asia; in Brazil, Argentina, and Mexico in the Americas; and in Togo and Madagascar in Africa.
Esperanto is often used to access an international culture, including a large corpus of original as well as translated literature.
Esperanto was the language of the house, and Orwell was disadvantaged by not speaking it, which may account for some antipathy towards the language[2].
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Esperanto   (4278 words)

 Esperanto   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Esperanto is an "artificial" language first published in 1887 by Ludovik L. Zamenhof (1859-1917) after extensive thought and experimentation.
His efforts were brilliantly successful in that Esperanto is the only deliberately created language to have generated and sustained a body of fluent (or even semi-fluent) speakers.
Of course Esperanto has not succeeded in achieving sufficient international visibility to be used in all the contexts where it would be useful.
www.flw.com /languages/esperanto.htm   (300 words)

 Esperanto language, alphabet and pronunciation
Esperanto is an international auxiliary language devised in 1887 by Dr. Ludovic Lazar Zamenhof (1859-1917), a Jewish Eye Doctor, under the pseudonym of "Doktoro Esperanto".
Zamenhof's first work on Esperanto, the "Unua Libro" (First Book) published in 1887, contained 920 roots from which tens of thousands of words could be formed, together with the "Fundamenta Gramatiko" (Grammatical Foundations), which consisted of 16 basic grammatical rules.
The majority of Esperanto roots are based on Latin, though some vocabulary is taken from modern Romance languages, and from English, German, Polish and Russian.
www.omniglot.com /writing/esperanto.htm   (485 words)

 Jordan: Note on Esperanto
Esperanto is an attractive object of interest for the body of literature that has been created in it and for the cross-cultural contacts that can be made through it.
Esperanto is obviously interesting as a linguistic object, although professional linguistics at the moment is much concerned about "native-speaker intuitions" and therefore pays little attention to a language used virtually exclusively by non-native speakers (or, for that matter, to ancient languages).
Designed as a universally accessible means of communication, Esperanto is one of the great functional projects for the emancipation of humankind -- one which aims to let every individual citizen participate fully in the human community, securely rooted in his or her local cultural and language identity yet not limited by it.
weber.ucsd.edu /~dkjordan/es/esperant.html   (2779 words)

 ESH - Esperanto Society of Houston
ESH is a group of Esperanto-enthusiasts who promote the use of the international language Esperanto by organizing free classes for the public; radio shows discussing the language problem and its solution, Esperanto; and other events.
Esperanto is a beautiful and expressive language created in 1887 to be an easy-to-learn second language for the entire world.
Esperanto's creator Doctor L. Zamenhof based it on many different languages including English, Spanish, German, Italian, and French so that the words would be familiar to as many people as possible and make the language politically and culturally neutral.
www.esperantohouston.org   (421 words)

 Esperanto - The Official Site - Home Page
Esperanto did however not know the sales figures of their album and had to rely on the reactions of the public to evaluate their success.
Esperanto band members were flabbergasted as they knew their music had real appeal, particularly given the growing success of their concerts.
Esperanto was probably also a victim of it’s formula as, even with a reduced line-up on the last album, it still had eight musicians and large technical staff who had to be housed, fed and watered.
www.esperanto-rock-orchestra.com   (2264 words)

 OHCHR: Esperanto () - Universal Declaration of Human Rights   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Esperanto falls within the category of planned international auxiliary languages, which, as such, are always lingua francas (languages for interethnic communication) and therefore used as second languages.
So far, Esperanto - whose history dates back 1887, when the first handbook was published by L. Zamenhof, a Polish eye specialist - has been the most successful planned auxiliary language.
About 80% of the word roots are of Latin-Romance origin, therefore Esperanto is close to the Indo-European language family as regards vocabulary and grammar.
www.unhchr.ch /udhr/lang/1115.htm   (1627 words)

 Esperanto Society of Chicago
Esperanto classes and exams are held periodically or by appointment.
It was registered as a not-for-profit organization in 1973 with the goals of disseminating knowledge about the Esperanto language to the public, providing members with access to worldwide Esperanto culture, and engaging in cultural and educational Esperanto activities.
Esperanto is considerably easier to learn than national languages, since its design is far simpler and more regular than such languages.
www.esperanto-chicago.org   (655 words)

 An Esperanto Overview
Esperanto was effectively banned in the Soviet Union until 1956, discouraged until 1979, and kept under strict governmental control until the late 1980s.
Esperanto organizations were banned in Germany in the mid-1930s, and Esperanto speakers in the territories occupied during World War II were either discouraged (generally in the occupied West) or exterminated (more common in the occupied East).
Esperanto was barely tolerated in Romania under the Ceaucescu regime, and most Esperanto books and magazines were excluded from the country (they were nonetheless smuggled in on a regular basis by Bulgarian, Hungarian and Jugoslavian Esperanto speakers).
www.webcom.com /~donh/efaq.html   (2807 words)

 A Key to the Inter-National Language Esperanto
The six letters unique to Esperanto, ĉ, ĝ, ĥ, ĵ, ŝ and ŭ, were introduced so that every sound could be represented by just one letter (unlike combinations such as "ch" in "church" or "sh" as in "shoe").
In Esperanto, q, w, x and y are absent, but appear in foreign names, and are treated like ç, ñ, ð, ø, ß etc.
Esperanto words consist of an assembly of parts put together in a logical fashion.
www.esperanto-chicago.org /key.htm   (1091 words)

 Esperanto music - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Esperanto music is music written, recorded, and performed in Esperanto, a constructed language used for international communication.
Kurt Elling wrote a vocalese song called "Esperanto" based on the Vince Mendoza composition "Esperança".
Elling explains on his album Live in Chicago (Blue Note) that the lyrics were written while he was under the impression that it was titled "Esperanto" and only later found out the original title, which is the Portuguese word for 'hope'.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Esperanto_music   (143 words)

 How and why to learn Esperanto
Esperanto means hopeful, and its speakers are hopeful that it will be accepted for what it is. Because Esperantists (Esperanto speakers) are dispersed throughout the world, it sometimes unites people who speak vastly different languages (i.e.
Also, Esperanto has been proposed by some (though not all agree) computer linguists to be used to program and interact with a computer on the grounds that it would be easier to teach a man-made language to a man-made computer than to teach it an irregular, exclusionary national language.
Esperanto has received a lot of criticism (much of it undeserved) for the fact that it aims to be neutral, and not allied with any nation.
www.micheloud.com /FXM/LA/LA/esperanto.htm   (1229 words)

 Esperanto is... | Esperanto-USA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Esperanto is a language introduced in 1887 by Dr. L.L. Zamenhof after years of development.
He proposed Esperanto as a second language that would allow people who speak different native languages to communicate, yet at the same time retain their own languages and cultural identities.
Another description of Esperanto is A Key to the International Language Esperanto by R. Kent Jones and Christopher M. Zervic.
www.esperanto-usa.org /about_eo.html   (284 words)

 Esperanto Access
Most of the beginners were young people; some came from outside the city – from neighboring provinces Baria-Vungtau and Binhduong; one was a young internet-generation Esperanto speakers, and one came from North Carolina in the United States (she was an American of Vietnamese origin, vacationing in her land of birth).
70 Esperanto speakers from Germany, Lithuania, Poland and Kaliningrad met on Friday, December 2, in the General Consulate of the Republic of Poland in Kaliningrad on the occasion of the 5th Zamenhof Weekend, named for L. Zamenhof, the creator of Esperanto.
He emphasized Kaliningrad's strategic importance, pointed out that the one-time hobbyist Esperanto movement was becoming ever more important and professional, and that the annual Zamenhof Weekends contribute to cooperation and exchange of ideas between ordinary inhabitants of Kaliningrad and of neighboring countries.
donh.best.vwh.net /esperanto.php   (2508 words)

 New Zealand Esperanto Association
If the EU were to use a neutral language, such as Esperanto, it would save 25 thousand million dollars per year, and the saving would be shared by all EU countries.
Mr Chen was elected at the 6th Chinese Esperanto Congress, held in Quanzhou, in Fujian province, in September 2005.
For these reasons the Esperanto movement is celebrating, along with UNESCO, the International Mother Language Day, which is also a time to celebrate the equal value of all languages and of all cultures and the international communication based on equality and mutual respect.
www.esperanto.org.nz   (2421 words)

 Ranto (JBR AntiZamenhofism)
Esperanto's pseudo-agglutinative system of affix-accretion (copied from Volapük) is only one possible approach to derivation - cf Arabic triliterals - but it is at least straightforward (see Appendix T).
Esperanto is notable among auxlang schemes for having possessed a well-stocked dictionary from the start, made up from words out of an assortment of European languages.
Esperanto nouns inflect both for number and for case; ie, more than is considered necessary in most European languages.
www.xibalba.demon.co.uk /jbr/ranto   (4147 words)

 Getting Started With Esperanto: Kiel Komenci Esperanton
Note that part of the magic is the esperanto style, in the style sheet mindprod.css which enourages the use of an esperanto font.
Esperanto is in an race with English to be the International language.
Esperanto is difficult for Korean and Chinese speakers with its pedantic grammar and fanatical tenses.
mindprod.com /esperanto/esperanto.html   (5616 words)

 Esperanto-USA | Esperanto: The International Language that Works!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
A great, 16-part Esperanto video course, Pasporto al la Tuta Mondo that teaches Esperanto is being shown by peralta.TV (with live streaming) in the East San Francisco Bay, California.
The Esperanto League for North America (ELNA) is a non-profit organization of Esperantists and supporters of Esperanto in the United States.
Esperanto speakers tend to be well educated and interesting.
www.esperanto-usa.org   (812 words)

 The Esperanto Language
Esperanto is probably the most successful of the artificial international languages.
The number of Esperanto speakers is estimated at more than 2 million.
There is an annual World Esperanto Congress, and over 100 periodicals are published in the language.
www.esperanto.com /esper1.html   (256 words)

 Pri la Lingvo Esperanto   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
An Esperanto FAQ is found at http://www.esperanto.net/veb/faq.html, maintained by Yves Bellefeuille.
An FAQ on the (English-speaking) beginners' Esperanto e-mail list is found at http://www.splange.freeserve.co.uk/esp/eblfaq.html maintained by John Arundel.
Esperanto: A Language for the Global Village A simple and methodical explanation of Esperanto for adults.
www.aoshop.com /esperanto/indekso.htm   (332 words)

 Russ's Esperanto Links   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
I started studying Esperanto on 2003-04-11 after I studied Lojban (which is harder and doesn't have many speakers) for just 4 days...
Institute of Esperanto has lots of sound files of its sample text; also note the unfortunately hard-to-see red links to vocabulary and exercises at the bottom each lesson page.
The Esperanto Club of Austin meets every Sunday at 3:00pm at Texpresso (2700 W Anderson, near the Alamo Village movie theater).
russcon.org /esperanto/links.html   (1914 words)

 Free Esperanto Course   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Esperanto is a neutral international language created by L L Zamenhof in the end of the 19th century.
After more than a century since its inception, Esperanto is now spoken by hundreds of thousands - in fact, probably millions - of people all over the world.
Today the objective of Esperanto is the same as always: to become the one foreign language everybody studies and learns.
pacujo.net /esperanto/course   (279 words)

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