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In the News (Tue 16 Jul 19)

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Most have not heard of Esperanto, despite the fact it is the world's most prominent artificial tongue with two million speakers.
Esperanto is more suited to becoming the international language because its very make-up better complies with the ideal.
Esperanto is intended as a common tongue, limited to communication between cultures with separate locations retaining their unique tongues.
www.esperanto.org.nz /emma.html   (1125 words)

 Esperanto - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Esperanto was developed in the late 1870s and early 1880s by ophthalmologist Dr.
An estimate of the number of Esperanto speakers was made by the late Sidney S. Culbert, a retired psychology professor of the University of Washington and a longtime Esperantist, who tracked down and tested Esperanto speakers in sample areas of dozens of countries over a period of twenty years.
It is not to be confused with the Akademio de Esperanto (Academy of Esperanto).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Esperanto   (5074 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)

 A beginners guide to Esperanto | Weekend | Guardian Unlimited
For an English speaker, Esperanto is reckoned to be five times as easy to learn as Spanish or French, 10 times as easy as Russian and 20 times as easy as Arabic or Chinese.
When Iran proposed that Esperanto be adopted by the League of Nations, France blocked the move and promptly banned the language from schools.
The suspicion that Esperanto was a communist plot made it similarly unpopular in Franco's Spain, and many Esperantists had indeed fought on the Republican side during the civil war.
www.guardian.co.uk /weekend/story/0,3605,995249,00.html   (3142 words)

 Esperanto and Cinema. Part One
Selected events from that conference were filmed as newsreel footage by the indefatigable reporters of the organization founded by a grand old man of French cinema, Charles Pathe, (1863-1957), just as they seemed to have filmed every other newsworthy event in between 1896 and 1970.
Well, to be honest I'm not sure whether or not they actually started filming the news in 1896 but the British Pathe News Archives at Pinewood Studios is said to contain 50 million feet of Pathe film of one sort or another shot between those two dates.
Apparently he wanted to make a film about the development of Esperanto (then in its 24th year) but if such a film was ever started or made, the catastrophe of the First World War which engulfed Europe between 1914 and 1918 ensured that the project was never completed.
www.suite101.com /article.cfm/esperanto/22292   (684 words)

 EKA - The Esperanto Club of Austin, Texas | Esperanto rocks!
The Esperanto Club of Austin (EKA) has three purposes: to promote the learning and use of Esperanto in Austin, Texas, to welcome Esperanto speakers from around the world to Austin, and to have fun.
At the TTK4, Ron Wolf filmed the poetry slam; but apparently his wife had to have surgery and he didn't sound like he was going to produce the film in any reasonable timeframe.
There are 50 bloggers signed up for Esperanto day; our hope is that 50 small articles posted in Esperanto on the same day will be enough of a surprise that it generates some further press.
esperantoaustin.org   (795 words)

 Incubus (1965)
Esperanto was invented by Polish-born Ludwig L. Zamenhof in 1887 and intended as a universal language, designed to be easy to learn through simplified transitives and plurals.
The one other novelty the film offers is seeing a vision of occultic goings-on that was formed before Rosemary's Baby (1968) and The Exorcist (1973).
These later films tended to paint Satanism and the occult in terms of Catholicism and represent its manifestations in terms of physical obscenities and novelty shock effects.
www.moria.co.nz /horror/incubus65.htm   (727 words)

 02 Esperanto News October 2002 Bulletin
The plaque on Esperanto House was uncovered by Professor Renato Corsetti, President of the Universal Esperanto Association.
She talked about Esperanto in the school assembly, and the school choir sang in Esperanto, and two bible readings were performed in Esperanto.
So the existence of Esperanto as a language in Mac OS X is not as a translated system, but as a possibility of using translated programs (and also the system itself) in Esperanto.
www.esperanto.ie /english/EABnews12.htm   (3726 words)

 en:filmoj [Esperanto-Societo de la Karolinoj kaj Virginio]
Based on a Pulitzer-Prize-winning play, this seriocomic film about the folly of war was famous for Clark Gable’s top-hatted song-and-dance version of “Puttin’ on the Ritz.” Much of the film takes place in an unnamed central European country, with Esperanto guest-starring as the local language.
Esperanto was used to create the atmosphere of a “foreign” film, so little attention was paid to pronunciation (with sometimes unintentionally hilarious results for Esperanto speakers — imagine how an English speaker would react to a serious film in which everyone speaks like Chico Marx), but the language is still understandable.
Esperanto: Pasporto al la Tuta Mondo is a 15-episode situation comedy series in Esperanto available on VHS and DVD and designed to be used for teaching the language.
www.esperanto-nc.org /doku.php?id=en:filmoj   (717 words)

Incubus (Inkubo in Esperanto) is a fl and white horror film originally released in 1965 and later restored in 2001.
The film was performed entirely in the constructed language Esperanto.
The film was lost for many years, the original print of the film burned in a fire and all copies reported lost, destroyed, or worn away.
www.sfcrowsnest.com /scifinder/a/Incubus_28film29.php   (508 words)

 EI > Video Risks > Incubus (1966)
The film is the infamous “Incubus” directed by Leslie Stevens (see “The Outer Limits”) and produced by Anthony M. Taylor in 1965.
Finally, Esperanto, the weird language spoken by the actors is not distracting although it may have been a bit limiting in that the dialogue is short and to the point.
Certainly, the surreal nature of the film is heighten by the use of an artificial language, fl and white photography, and the Big Sur location.
www.einsiders.com /reviews/videorisks/incubus.php   (891 words)

 Science Fiction Movie and TV Reviews
It attracts the vain and corrupt, and thus the area is a hunting ground for succubi, demons manifesting themselves as lovely women who lure the tainted folk to their doom.
Kia (Ames) is one such succubus, and indeed, in the film's opening scenes, she leads a doltish fellow to the ocean with promises of a skinny-dip and frolic, then drowns him.
Further adding to the weirdness, all the dialogue is in Esperanto, the universal language created by L.L. Zamenhof in the late 19th century.
www.scifi.com /sfw/issue285/screen3.html   (605 words)

 MIT Societo por Esperanto
The Societo por Esperanto is offering two free Esperanto courses, as well as two lectures on constructed languages, to all MIT students during IAP 2007.
Esperanto is a simple yet expressive language that is spoken by millions of people in over 120 countries who are interested in communicating with others, regardless of their native languages.
Esperanto is easy to learn and use, and in this fun introductory course you'll quickly learn sufficient grammar and vocabulary to begin using the language outside of class.
web.mit.edu /esperanto/www   (462 words)

 The Esperanto Book: 9
The Esperanto movement, as has been described,(12) came through the First World War almost untouched; after the war it was only a question of regrouping strengths and going on from where it had left off.
Marjorie Boulton recounts how she, as an early student of Esperanto, was given some examples of rather amateurish Esperanto poetry to read, and suggests that, had her literary education stopped there, she would have remained at the stage of learning Esperanto suitable for trading stamps and picture postcards.
Esperanto exists to make it possible for people from one language background, one culture,(30) to communicate with those from another for the purpose of understanding them.
donh.best.vwh.net /Esperanto/EBook/chap09.html   (12258 words)

 Esperanto Britain - News Portal in English
'Esperanto Britain' is part of Ĝangalo, the Esperanto-language news site covering world events inside and outside the Esperanto community.
A special feature for Esperanto Britain is a monthly newsletter, which contains a digest of the previous month's news, in the style of the previous NetNews.
Esperanto has really sprung to life in recent years for many people who in the past would normally be just practising the language in local clubs, and who would only occasionally use the language 'for real', when travelling abroad, or accepting foreign guests.
www.esperanto.ie /english/EspoBritain/EoGB.htm   (345 words)

 Boston Globe Online: Print it!
Esperanto derives its vocabulary from various European languages: Latin, Greek, and Romance and Germanic tongues.
Esperanto!: An Esperanto film canon exists, albeit consisting of only one title, ''Incubus,'' a 1965 fantasy/sci-fi feature starring a pre-''Star Trek'' William Shatner.
As Miko Sloper, director of the Esperanto League for North America (ELNA), points out, ''You travel a hundred miles in any direction there and you might need to speak some other language to be understood.
www.angelfire.com /al2/esperanto/bostnglb.html   (1287 words)

 lernu!: Library / Films / Esperanto estas...
Esperanto is a language good for everything (English)
Esperanto ist eine Sprache mit vielen Eigenschaften (Deutsch)
Esperanto is a language with many traits (English)
en.lernu.net /biblioteko/filmoj/eo_estas.php   (164 words)

 about ESPERANTO   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-07-19)
It was decided to use the sturdiest of all "artificial" languages— Esperanto.
Esperanto is rooted in Latin with elements of Greek and shadings of Teutonic.
Here is a RealAudio clip of dialogue between William Shatner and Allyson Ames from the film in Esperanto.
www.incubusthefilm.com /esperanto.html   (351 words)

 Esperanto Association of Omaha
The Esperanto Association of Omaha is meeting this Thursday, December 7, 2006 ay 7:00pm at Crane Coffee, corner of 60th and Center.
Remember that December 15 is the birthday of Esperanto’s originator, and is considered to be Esperanto Literature Day.
The Esperanto Association of Omaha is planning to gather next week in the home of Mary’s friend, Charles, to watch the 1965 film, “Incubus,”; starring William Shatner (from Star Trek) in an all-Esperanto dialog.
omaha.esperantonebraska.org   (1014 words)

Esperanto is an invented language with simplified grammar rules.
Esperanto was intended as a second language for international communication so that these separate communities could be brought closer together.
The MIT Societo por Esperanto is dedicated to furthering education in and about Esperanto within the MIT community.
www-tech.mit.edu /V119/N34/Culture.34f.html   (1122 words)

Trivia: He published under the pseudonym "Dr. Esperanto", meaning "one who hopes", and this is the name that stuck as the name of the language itself.
He speaks only Esperanto with his daughter, but she speaks Hungarian at school and with friends.
This is definitely a film that your friends won't be saying "Oh yeah, man. I've already seen this one." Here is a link to the Incubus web site.
www.single-serving.com /Esperanto/index.php   (507 words)

 MIT Societo por Esperanto -- Events
The international workgroup E@I recognizes that both Esperanto and the Internet are tools for facilitating communication and works on projects to bring the two together.
This 1965 film starring William Shatner and filmed entirely in Esperanto has been shown twice by the Societo por Esperanto and the MIT International Film Club (despite the horrible pronunciation and grammar of the Esperanto in the film).
The film was shown again, on November 8th (appropriately just after Halloween), 2002, in cooperation with the MIT Department of Linguistics and Philosphy which was hosting a regional linguistics conference at that time.
web.mit.edu /esperanto/www/events.html   (865 words)

 Amazon.com: Incubus: DVD: William Shatner,Allyson Ames,Eloise Hardt,Robert Fortier,Ann Atmar,Milos Milos,Paolo Cossa ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-07-19)
Designed to be easily learned for international communication, Esperanto has failed to bring world peace, but has made it possible to share culture internationally with speakers of the tongue.
All the film's dialogue was spoken in the made-up language of Esperanto.
This film was made for almost no budget by the folks who worked on "The Outer Limits" and it sure feels like an OL episode.
www.amazon.com /Incubus-William-Shatner/dp/B000059OLR   (2301 words)

No film had ever been filmed in that artificially manufactured language, the mission of which was to help unite the planet by means of a common language.
There are illuminating interviews with the producer and a couple of cameramen that recall the circumstances of the filming and the weird events that occurred afterward, and two separate commentary tracks—including one by William Shatner himself.
Shatner even claims that Esperanto has suffered terrible setbacks since Incubus was released and swears that some unexplainable force prevented him from going on stage at the Venice film festival (he had plans to really ham it up there).
members.fortunecity.com /culturedose/review_10001806.html   (1255 words)

 Esperanto . . . . (de Enrique) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Because of the way it was planned, its grammar, its vocabulary, its logic, Esperanto is much easier to learn than other languages.
Por la manera en que fué planeado, su vocabulario, su gramática, su lógica, Esperanto es mucho mas fácil de aprender que otros idiomas.
Esperanto en Broadway, Novjorko Urbo (Amerika Biblia Societo)
eeo.8k.com   (167 words)

 Fathom :: The Source for Online Learning
In 1912, she made her first film, An Unseen Enemy, and in the two years that followed made another 25 films.
If I had any time, I'd be in there with Joe Aller, watching the developing of the negative and then the printing of it, because I knew the mood we were trying to get better than he did, and I'd tell him in the printing if it should be light or dark.
He had James Agee doing the script for a film he was to direct, his cameraman, and two or three others of his crew.
www.fathom.com /feature/121594/index.html   (1440 words)

 Esperanto links
I gained an interested in Esperanto when I first heard about it, since I thought it was a novel idea.
Although I don't necessarily subscribe to all of the affectations that come along with the word "Esperantist," here are some links I've collected on the subject.
Esperanto: A Language for the Global Village Table of Contents
www.alcyone.com /max/links/esperanto.html   (95 words)

 Esperanto film - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
3 Use of Esperanto in film and television
[edit] Use of Esperanto in film and television
In general, the series is not complimentary of Esperanto - the main use of the language is as a device to spoof a character who appears unable to master the language (though the character took Esperanto in school because it is supposed to be easy to learn).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Esperanto_film   (837 words)

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