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Archive for December, 2011

JES, great Esperanto youth congress! Posted by on Dec 30, 2011

[Tradukita en Esperanto: Libera Folio] Saluton from Gdansk, Poland, where this year’s Junulara Esperanto-Semajno (Esperanto Youth Week) is taking place. I have to say, the biggest critique I could say is that it’s only 5 days long, instead of the usual 7… but man, what a great congress! Here we have 170 people gathering from…

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Various Esperanto slogans around the world Posted by on Dec 26, 2011

If someone were to ask you to summarize what is Esperanto in a short phrase, what would you say? Many groups have tried to answer this question and I’ll present some of their ideas. Probably the most famous slogan of all time is Esperanto: everyone’s second language. This is quite old back when everyone had…

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Muzaiko: 24 hour Esperanto radio Posted by on Dec 23, 2011

Today, I’ll be talking with the all-volunteer team from Muzaiko, the new 24-hour Internet radio station completely in Esperanto! How did you see a need for a 24-hour radio station in Esperanto? A 24-hour radio station in Esperanto is one way to make the language a daily part of speakers’ lives. It can keep active…

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More commercial and political influence Posted by on Dec 15, 2011

In my last part about what could happen when more people speak Esperanto, I mentioned that there would be more interesting Esperanto meetings. Now I want to discuss the potential for greater commercial and political influence with more speakers. More commercial influence Currently many companies don’t develop Esperanto language courses, because they don’t think there’s…

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A vision for more interesting Esperanto meetings Posted by on Dec 13, 2011

Many Esperanto speakers (especially in Europe) are content with the state of Esperanto as it is now. You can travel to almost any major city in the world and find someone who speaks Esperanto. You can listen to music in Esperanto… there’s even a 24 hour Internet radio station. You can already chat online with…

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