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Getting to JES: Youth Esperanto Week Posted by on Dec 29, 2010

Greetings from snowy Burg in Spreewald! So, why would I be writing you from a youth hostel in the middle of the Spreewald (Spree forest)? Because I’m currently attending one of the largest Esperanto youth meetings in the world, JES (Junulara E-Semajno, Youth Esperanto Week). If you want to learn about the history of JES,…

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Finding the Esperanto Wikipedia (Part 1 of 4) Posted by on Dec 21, 2010

Dank’ al Bernardo pro lia traduko en Esperanto! Welcome to Part One of my series on the early history of the Esperanto Wikipedia! Today, in the Esperanto community, I am most well-known as the Founder of the Esperanto Wikipedia. But, how did this come to be? Well, one day I was speaking with a dear…

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Happy Zamenhof Day! Posted by on Dec 15, 2010

Some may argue that Esperanto doesn’t have a culture, because there aren’t paintings, sculptures, holidays, etc. But wait, there is a holiday! Well, December 15 is celebrated the world over as Zamenhof Day, because that is the birthday of the initiator of Esperanto: L. L. Zamenhof. Some people have wanted to change the name to…

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Interview about Utopia in Four Movements Posted by on Dec 6, 2010

Last week when I was in Amsterdam, I had a very unique opportunity to see a live documentary. Now, you may be wondering, how does that relate to Esperanto? Well, the documentary is called Utopia in Four Movements and one of those movements is Esperanto! Sam Green explains his idea[l]s behind the movie and future…

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Presenting Esperanto at Expolingua Berlin Posted by on Dec 3, 2010

On November 19-21, we had our annual language fair in Berlin, Expolingua! There were 200 exhibitors from over 30 countries and more than 12,000 visitors in 3 days. There you could find stands from language schools, travel agencies, exchange organizations, cultural institutes, etc. On the side, there is also a seminar program (PDF. mostly German)…

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