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Archive for July, 2009

“Con”-sonants Posted by on Jul 31, 2009

I apologize for the horrible pun. I have no idea what possessed me to do that. A decent essay found here suggests that part of Esperanto’s sometimes limited appeal stems from its excessive use of consonants. Admittedly, I’ve always preferred the sibilant over the guttural…It’s part of the reason why I decided to study Spanish…

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Good for a Laugh Posted by on Jul 26, 2009

A friend of mine, who happens to be a rabid fan of a certain science-fiction series, has often jested that his Klingon language would make a worthwhile hobby for me, since I seem to enjoy obscure languages! I can’t pretend I speak Klingon, but that same friend passed along this link to start me on…

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A Thorough Critique! Posted by on Jul 22, 2009

If you’re up for a long, thoughtful critique of Esperanto, Justin Rye has compiled a massive and thorough examination of all the things he finds inadequate about the language. I’ve only had the time to unearth this article today, much less study it! However, if you have an opinion regarding this essay (or thesis, given…

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Further Criticism: Esperanto and Language Diversity Posted by on Jul 21, 2009

Here’s an interesting critique of the Esperanto movement! This essay by Christopher Culver examines the seemingly self-contradictory Esperanto agenda. Give it a look if you have the opportunity. While I do not think Mr. Culver’s criticism provides an entirely accurate assessment of the state of the Esperanto movement, his opinions caution us not to allow…

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Top 100 Language Learning Blogs Nomination Posted by on Jul 18, 2009

According to LexioPhiles, this particular blog has been nominated as a contender for one of the top 100 language learning blogs! You can see the voting form here. I’m thoroughly pleased…if stunned…to see the blog among so many other noteworthy candidates! Whoever nominated Transparent’s Esperanto blog, I thank you profusely! Moreover, I’d like to thank…

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