Asterix in Esperanto? Posted by Transparent Language on Apr 30, 2009 in Esperanto Language
If you’ve never visited Europe, you may not have heard of the comic hero Asterix. The series takes place in a village in Gaul (the region that is now France) during the time of the Roman Empire. Asterix and company battle the invading forces of Caesar by means of all sorts of bizarre potions, magics, and ingenious tactics. His adventures span over 30 different comic books, and a lot of them have ended up translated into many different languages. Esperanto is among them! For orthographical purposes, his name is “Asteriks” in Esperanto, since Esperanto has no official x character.
If you want to learn a bit more about the series, Esperanto.net has a great article here. Reading the comic is a good way to improve your Esperanto skills, since the pictures that accompany the text can help you understand what’s going on more than text alone can.