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Archive for October, 2009

Articles on Teaching Posted by on Oct 31, 2009

Do you speak Esperanto, but have some qualms about teaching it in schools? No? Well, I figured. Esperantists recognize the potential benefits of teaching Esperanto, but some people are a bit skeptical about the whole thing. I suppose I can understand the initial reluctance. Language is a deeply personal matter, and closely tied to one’s…

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More Recent/Obscure Esperanto Cinema Posted by on Oct 30, 2009

I’d wager that most Esperantists know of Inkubo. Unfortunately, other Esperanto films don’t as readily come to mind. In my search for Esperanto films, I’ve come across a more recent short film that looks like it could be interesting: Ne Plu Pikniko. Given that its title translates to “No More Picnic,” I’m not inclined to…

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Translation Tool – Traduku Posted by on Oct 28, 2009

Since I’m usually averse to Internet translations, I’ve been somewhat reluctant to mention a tool called Traduku. If you’ve ever had experience with Babelfish, it functions much like the (in)famous web translator. Insert some text, or a URL, into the appropriate field, click a button for the desired language, and check the results. The page…

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Looking for a read? Posted by on Oct 27, 2009

Esperanto strikes me as an inherently literary language. I find that I learn the most about it by reading. Of course, I am a student of literature, so forgive me if this clouds my judgment! In any case, since your local library probably lacks solid Esperanto reads, you might need to drop a few dolaroj…

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An Internet Curiosity… Posted by on Oct 26, 2009

In hopes of procuring some good Halloween reading for the lot of you, I went on a search for an Esperanto copy of Bram Stoker’s Dracula online. I wasn’t successful…Perhaps a translation of the classic Victorian horror is order? However, I did stumble across a curious Esperanto document that nobody would have expected to appear…

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Esperanto Sportscasting? Posted by on Oct 25, 2009

Perhaps this might bother some of the blog’s readers who hail from the United States, but I’m a diehard New England Patriots fan when it comes to American football. Today my favorite team played against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but for some reason, the game took place in Wembley Stadium – in London, England! I…

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Some Halloween Words Posted by on Oct 23, 2009

The end of October approaches, and so too does Halloween! As your talk turns to topics of ghouls and ghosts, you might want to have some Esperanto words up your sleeve to dazzle your friends. Here’s a list of some of the more common Halloween frights you could encounter at the close of the month…Hopefully…

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