by Xioko

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07-01-2016, 10:57 PM
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Does anyone here speak esperanto? Or are currently learning it?

I just started learning it about a week ago and I'm pretty much just looking for some other peeps who are interested in esperanto.
So if if you can speak it, write it or whatever post away. At the very least I'm trying to spark some interest in the language.

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07-04-2016, 04:53 PM
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I'm interested in it because I like conlangs but haven't studied it at all. When I study on my own time for the sake of it, it's usually medical stuff.
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07-08-2016, 09:05 AM (This post was last modified: 07-08-2016, 09:06 AM by Backlash.)
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All things considered, I think I'd rather study Spanish. It'd serve as a great gateway into Romance languages, and fluency would give me access to almost the entire Western Hemisphere.

By my mark, Esperanto is a fun experiment, but like most conlangs it'll probably stay like that. Lingua Franca and pidgins develop naturally, usually through some sort of necessity. And in a world where most educated people speak English, it's rather hard to warrant learning an entirely new language for the sake of universal communication.

As a sidenote however, I do like the fact that the Esperanto word for "nonsense" and "gibberish" is volapukaĵo, referencing its rival conlang, Volapuk. Way to be subtle there, guys.