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Learn Esperanto in Transparent Language Online Posted by on May 12, 2016

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Esperanto Visual Culture? Posted by on Jan 29, 2016

Back when I was being taught Spanish in high school, I remember that one of the major topics in our curriculum was a discussion of famous master painters from Spain. My teachers steeped me in the works of El Greco, Velázquez, Goya, Picasso, and others. And while I loved seeing all those beautiful, intricate canvases,…

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Nominations for potential Esperanto holidays? Posted by on Jan 23, 2016

Hello everyone! Let me wish you a heavily belated Happy New Year! Better yet, let me do it in Esperanto: Feliĉan novjaron! What were your decidecoj this year? Have you done a good job sticking to them so far? (My major resolution for 2016 was to learn to cook using tofu at long last –…

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Raŭmismo and Civitanismo Posted by on Nov 28, 2015

In contrast to the concept of finvenkismo we discussed in the last blog entry, I’d like to turn our attentions toward another movement within Esperanto, with which you might be familiar: raŭmismo, and one of its offshoots, civitanismo. Don’t bother looking for an Esperanto root this time! The term “raŭmismo” comes from Rauma, the name…

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Finvenkismo Posted by on Nov 17, 2015

Today I’d like to talk about finvenkismo, one of the many ideological undercurrents of Esperanto. It doesn’t have a straightforward, single-term English translation, but a quick glance at its roots will give you an idea of what it means. The suffix -ismo is exactly like -ism in English, denoting a movement or school of thought…

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