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  Zamenhof Day
December 15 (Zamenhof Day) is the birthday of L.
It is the most widely celebrated day in Esperanto culture.
Thus they encourage Esperanto organizations which have gatherings on that day to add a book review or poetry reading to the program or to announce the publication of a new book.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/za/Zamenhof_Day.html   (127 words)

 Esperanto - a critique
Zamenhof first became interested in the idea of a planned international language in his schooldays, after rejecting Latin as too difficult to master.
The sounds are merged and not pronounced separately, as with the j-diphthongs aj as in sky, ej as in day, oj as in boy, and uj roughly as in gooey.
Zamenhof uses ks for hard x, but kz for the soft sound in example (after the example of the Russian), the latter being etymologically and phonetically unjustifiable.
www.geocities.com /Athens/Forum/5037/Esp.html   (3298 words)

 The World of Stuff » Blog Archive » Merry Zamenhof Day!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Zamenhof Day (also called Esperanto Book Day) is the most widely celebrated day in the Esperanto world, but it's generally limited to internal celebrations, like formal dinners held by local Esperanto clubs.
But I decided that today would be as good a day as any other to make contact with others by promoting Esperanto a little bit at school.
On this day the first about Esperanto was published.
www.theworldofstuff.com /archives/2005/12/15/merry-zamenhof-day   (783 words)

 The Greatness of Dr. Zamenhof
Zamenhof foresaw the wake of the peoples in Asia and Africa, which now are claming their place in the World Community of Nations.
Zamenhof understood perfectly that a language is a social phenomenon, that if an International Language wants to play the role of real communication and of the thought of the international mass, this mass can be the owner of the language and make it evolve according to their needs.
Zamenhof was not just the initiator of the language, but also its first writer and poet.
storm.prohosting.com /jesuo/great.htm   (2548 words)

 Esperanto Literature: Part One
Zamenhof's health had been deteriorating for years and even in 1911 he is reported as having told his other brother, Leon, that every international conference he attended was shortening his life by several years.
It is not immediately obvious or easy to understand that although Zamenhof spent almost 15 years developing his International Language, once he had published it and it was accepted by thousands of people, his work, far from being over, had only just been done.
The enormous amount of extra work which Zamenhof undertook was carried out at night, after a long day with his patients and produced no financial rewards.
www.suite101.com /article.cfm/esperanto/10429   (368 words)

 AIL - Esperanto
Now it is undeniable that this language of Zamenhof's is a remarkable achievement, which must have struck those who came to it fresh from Schleyer's Volapük as an entirely new and better world.
As for the vocabulary it is often said, by Esperantists and antagonists alike, that Zamenhof's genius showed itself in the way in which he took words with hardly any change from existing languages.
Zamenhof, like the authors of all subsequent schemes, took most of his words from the vocabulary common to Romanic languages and English, much of which has also made its way into German, Russian, etc., but he was not really guided by any fixed principles either in his selection or in his phonetic treatment of words.
www.geocities.com /Athens/Forum/5037/AILesp.html   (683 words)

 Esperanto - Uncyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
McSchwartzenheimer Zamenhof, the creator of Esperanto, was born on March 17th, 67 B.C. in then Roman-occupied Dalmatia, to Tullius Gaius Zamenhof and Hobag McGirk.
Zamenhof was inspired to create Esperanto after he was eaten by a Grue on a crisp fall day in October 1879.
This was by design, because Zamenhof was a sexist Lemonist who wanted an excuse to keep women in small, sealed jars containing 85% isopropyl alcohol.
uncyclopedia.org /wiki/Esperanto   (836 words)

 DOTO Photo Album
Day of the Obscure is not just a time for sensing the irresolvable obscurity of our measly selves.
Day of the Obscure 1993 was marked by a series of joint festivities and commemorative fish fry in our nation's capital, surely among the least obscure places on the planet.
This Day of the Obscure was also commemorated by a wonderful trip to the Jerusalem Tax Museum.
www.metatronics.net /doto/dotopics.html   (610 words)

 wikien.info: Main_Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Esperanto's creator, Ludwik Zamenhof, was born in Białystok in the vicinity of Belarus.
There is evidence that Zamenhof referred also to his native dialect when constructing Esperanto.
However, Zamenhof first used the Ŭ in 1887 in the Unua Libro, whereas the first attested use of Ŭ in Belarusian was in 1891 in a poetry collection by Francišak Bahuševič.
www.alanaditescili.net /index.php?title=U   (577 words)

 Why Ido?
Zamenhof himself rejected Volapük, despite its relatively widespread acceptance at the time, because he thought that the world deserved and needed something better.
Some of the improvements made to Esperanto in developing Ido were, however, proposed at one time by Zamenhof himself in the light of experience with using his language (but not accepted by his followers).
It is ironic that, apparently partly due to a misunderstanding by Zamenhof of the word 'primitive' - intended in the sense of 'original' but interpreted by him as meaning 'crude' - in connection with his (original) Esperanto, he took offence and refused to accept the Committee's unanimous verdict.
users.aol.com /idolinguo/whyido.html   (2145 words)

 CalendarHome.com - December 15 - Calendar Encyclopedia
Roman festivals - Consualia in honor of Consus is held.
United States - Bill of Rights Day, in honor of the ratification of the United States Bill of Rights in 1791.
Zamenhof Day celebrated in the Esperanto movement in honor of L.
encyclopedia.calendarhome.com /December_15.htm   (852 words)

 Stamp2.com - Articles : General   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The creator of Esperanto was Dr. Ludovic Lazarus Zamenhof, a Jewish physician born in Bielostok in Poland.
The word Esperanto means "one who hopes," and Zamenhof hoped to bring about world peace through universal understanding through an auxiliary international language.
At first it was intended to limit the use of these stamps to international, correspondence only, but later, they were available for general use all over the U.S.S.R. Although not catalogued highly, they are among the most elusive of the Soviet commemoratives.
www.stamp2.com /articles/general/site/view_article.asp?idarticle=91   (1073 words)

 Eriketo: Zamenhof Day/Zamenhof-tago
On 15 December 1859 Ludovic Lazarus Zamenhof was born in Białystok, now Poland, then part of the Russian Empire.
He would one day become an opthamologist and publish a 'created' language under the pen-name Doktoro Esperanto (Esperanto = one who hopes).
Today, however, Esperanto-speakers worldwide celebrate Zamenhof Day (also known as Esperanto Day) in honour and memory of the gentle doctor who dared to dream that neutral and equal communication between human beings was possible.
eriketo.blogspot.com /2006/12/zamenhof-dayzamenhof-tago.html   (258 words)

 The Wild Things of God » Happy Hanukkah and Esperanto Day
Today’s the first day of Hanukkah, the beginning of eight days of remembering the miracle of the oil involved in rededicating the Temple.
Also, the Esperanto League for North America has designated December 15 as “Esperanto Day,” a day to further awareness of the extremely easy and expressive language, Esperanto.
Anyways, Esperanto Day is celebrated on December 15th, the birthday of the language’s creator Zamenhof.
frimmin.com /2006/12/15/happy-hanukkah-and-esperanto-day   (446 words)

 Esperanto Association of Britain - EAB News
Zamenhof's words in his 1905 speech were still equally relevant a hundred years later: "Hodiaŭ ni renkontas, ne kiel francoj kun britoj, aŭ kiel rusoj kun poloj, sed kiel homoj kun homoj" ["Today we meet, not as Frenchmen meeting Britons, or Russians meeting Poles, but as people meeting people"].
The parade led them to the Zamenhof square, where a plaque and bust of Esperanto's originator, L. Zamenhof, commemorate the original 1905 event.
The hour's delay caused some problems with the programme for the day but Terry and Anica Page coped most manfully and our grateful thanks go to them for all their hard work in organising this day.
www.esperanto-gb.org /eab/eab_news/2005-04-01_boulogne_centenary.htm   (919 words)

But with the EU estimated to be translating 3,150,000 words a day, at an average cost of 23p a word, Esperantists feel their language merits more official recognition.
Zamenhof is said to have spent many hours in front of the mirror sounding out his words, trying also to make the language enjoyable to hear, she said.
Zamenhof's approach enabled Esperanto to emulate the process by which natural languages developed, allowing it to grow and gain more users, Pool said.
personal.southern.edu /~caviness/Eo_unue/mondvasta.html   (3927 words)

 Holiday Information and Fun Site - December 1998
Born in 1859 in Central Europe, Dr. L.L. Zamenhof believed everybody in the world should be able to communicate with each other by means of a single international language, so he developed Esperanto, meaning "he who hopes".
This is the anniversary of the day Johann Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart died, in 1791, Vienna, Austria.
Saint Barbara's Day is a great day for to pick a twig off a cherry tree and place it in water, indoors.
www.technotouch.com /holidays12b.html   (790 words)

 goulo: zamenhofa semajno
Friday the 15th of December was the official Zamenhof Day, of course.
Finally: the 15th was also a new thing, Esperanta Day, which aimed to encourage people to make bilingual blog entries.
Yesterday, I attended a Zamenhof Day party and I met someone with whom I have much in common.
goulo.livejournal.com /225570.html   (2365 words)

 cars - Esperanto
Zamenhof declared that "Esperanto belongs to the Esperantists" and moved to the background once the language was published, allowing others to share in the early development of the language.
People tend to create slang and regional variants in the language(s) they use day to day, rather than those used primarily for intercommunication with different-language speakers; in the case of Esperanto, such variations, if heavily different from the official Fundamento version, would make universal comprehension less likely and negate the intended purpose of the language.
Zamenhof's intention was to create an easy-to-learn language, to serve as an international auxiliary language, rather than to replace all existing languages in the world.
www.carluvers.com /cars/Esperanto_language   (3510 words)

Zamenhof Day is, of course, the birthday of Ludovic Lazarus Zamenhof.
True, Zamenhof may have been Polish, but bringing in the whole Esperanto movement basically means I could bring in dishes and ingredients from wherever I felt like it.
There’s no menu presented - our waitress came over and launched into a description of the day’s dishes - no appetizers, the main courses offered were a steak of some sort, a fresh basil risotto with chipirones (small squid), and a composed salad.
saltshaker.net   (5615 words)

 LNT Poland - Polish Jews in Present Day Poland
Destroyed during the occupation, it was rebuilt in 1965 together with its original stucco work, polychrome, and ornaments.
It stands in the neighborhood of Zamenhof Street and Pereca Street, the latter of whom came from Zamosc.
The synagogue in Kazimierz Dolny was rebuilt, a monument-mausoleum was erected in the Czerniawy cemetery, the synagogue in Siemiatycze was reconstructed (serving now as a culture center), as was the one in Piotrk—w Trybunalski (now a library), and in Nowy Sacz (a museum).
www.cyberroad.com /poland/jews_today.html   (815 words)

 Zamenhof Day in Aberdour 3rd December 2005
The Scottish Esperanto Association's Zamenhof Day celebrations in the Clubhouse of the Aberdour Sailing Club have become firmly established as an enjoyable and educational event in the calendar of the Association.
The day started as usual with the customary business of the day done and dusted in the morning with one of the most efficient Scottish committee meetings your reporter has ever experienced.
After cutting the Zamenhof cake and a glass of rather pleasant rose, our guest speaker this year, Ian Mac Dowall, talked about his holiday in Yalta and the Crimea.
www.skotlando.org /News/Aberdour2005.htm   (377 words)

 Back to Bangkok, Part II
Zamenhof, a Sagittarian, came onto this earth under the sign of the archer.
Devoting his leisure hours to the creation of funny languages, but toiling by day as an oculist, he had no way of knowing that Kim Basinger, more than a century later, would be born under the same sign.
And, a few days into January, this tree will mysteriously disappear from our room (as it did last year).
www.corkscrew-balloon.com /00/12/2thai/part2.html   (3449 words)

 Jewish Communities in Poland
Images of smokestacks, power looms and textile workers; downtown shops and buses, market day with peasants and horses; schools, synagogues, the Sholem Aleichem Library, the TOZ sanatorium and a community-run summer camp reflect the diversity of the city’s 200-year-old Jewish community.
In addition to the tile-roofed home of Dr. Zamenhof, creator of Esperanto, Jewish Life in Bialystok features memorable images of a spacious park where young adults relax and children play.
The lively Jewish neighborhoods of Warsaw, including Zamenhof Street and the commercial “beehive” Nalewki Street, were home to 400,000 Jews before World War II.
www.brandeis.edu /jewishfilm/Catalogue/poland.htm   (490 words)

 An Esperanto Overview
Zamenhof, who grew up in a polyglot society, was convinced that a common language would be necessary to resolve many of the problems that lead to strife and conflict.
He began work on his planned language, which he would eventually call "Lingvo Internacia", as a junior in high school, and eventually published the first textbook of the language (for speakers of Russian) in the 1887, at the time of his marriage and early in his medical career.
This word, which in Esperanto means "a person who is hoping", was adopted by Zamenhof as a pseudonym for his first book.
www.webcom.com /~donh/efaq.html   (2807 words)

 Ludwig (Lazar Markovitch) Zamenhof   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Esperanto was invented by Ludwig Zamenhof, an eye doctor who grew up in Bialystok, Poland.
Zamenhof decided to make a new language without these complications.
Zamenhof intended for Esperanto to become a second language for the entire world.
www.koshko.com /esperanto/index4.html   (174 words)

 Day of the Obscure FAOQ
A: Day of the Obscure is a holiday celebrating people, places and things (also verbs and adverbs) that are obscure.
A: Day of the Obscure (DOTO) was started in 1987 in reaction against the hero-worship idealism of such Famous Peoples Days as Columbus Day, "Presidents'" Day, MLK Day, etc. With the possible exception of Guy Fawkes Day, no popular holidays celebrate any truly interesting people, which makes sense: fame and true significance are opposites.
A: Every year, Day of the Obscure has a catchy slogan to express just what it is that makes Obscurity so wonderful.
www.metatronics.net /doto/dotofaq.html   (578 words)

 Zamenhof Day information - Search.com
December 15 (Zamenhof Day, Zamenhofa Tago) is the birthday of L.
Many Esperanto speakers will buy an extra Esperanto book around this time of year.
There are also special Esperanto gatherings (parties) throughout the world to celebrate the occasion, also used as a reason for Esperantists to get together during the winter holiday season.
www.search.com /reference/Zamenhof_Day   (196 words)

 Greatplay.net » Blog Archive » Happy Zamenhof Day
Greatplay.net » Blog Archive » Happy Zamenhof Day
Others call it Esperanto Literature Day, but the concept is very similar.
If you are an evil malicious spambot, click here or here!
www.greatplay.net /blog/?p=109   (178 words)

 Linguanaut.co.uk - Damon Lord's Irregular Blog: Zamenhof-Tago/Zamenhof Day
Linguanaut.co.uk - Damon Lord's Irregular Blog: Zamenhof-Tago/Zamenhof Day
Happy Zamenhof Day to all Esperantists everywhere worldwide!
When this figure passes a decent amount in relation to my wages, I might start putting ads on this site.
saiminu.blogspot.com /2006/12/zamenhof-tagozamenhof-day.html   (413 words)

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