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Archive for November, 2011

Fun Esperanto weekend in Harrisburg, PA Posted by on Nov 29, 2011

Last weekend, 16 people from 3 countries came out to Harrisburg, PA to speak Esperanto together, including the Internet-famous musician, Manekeno. 8 came from Pennsylvania, 2 each from Germany, New Jersey and Virginia with 1 each coming from Mexico and Maryland. I also found it interesting that exactly half of the participants were vegetarians. In…

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How to count in Esperanto Posted by on Nov 19, 2011

So, want to impress your friends by being about to count in the most widely spread planned language? Let’s start by counting to 10… I’ll even throw in some memory hints for free! And yes, I’m a software developer, so I’ll start counting at zero. 🙂 Numbers 0-10 0 – nul (sounds like null) 1…

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Universal Language in Berlin cinema Posted by on Nov 11, 2011

Two days ago, I had the pleasure of showing the documentary The Universal Language in Berlin. Amusingly enough, a few months ago, I saw a deal to rent a movie theater room for €49 (US$66) and thought that would be cool. I plan to use more coupons there for two screenings of Going Cardboard, once…

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Esperanto Wikimania in Svitavy Posted by on Nov 7, 2011

Last week, I participated in a historic event: the Esperanto Wikipedia conference in Svitavy, Czech Republic on Oct 26-30, 2011. Esperanto speakers travelled there from all over Europe to work together on Wikipedia and learn more about the project. On the second morning, Czech national TV interviewed Miroslav Malovec about how he started the Czech…

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German Esperanto Association to win €1000? Posted by on Nov 4, 2011

A bank is now running a campaign to donate a million euros (US$1.4 million!) to non-profit organizations in Germany. Their idea is to donate a thousand euros to the thousand most liked organizations. Martin Schäffer entered the German Esperanto Association (GEA) into the contest. In the beginning, it was unclear whether people outside Germany would…

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