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Nicole, I am your Esperanto father Posted by on Jul 3, 2013

Last week we had an interview with Nicole Klünder, a third generation native Esperanto speaker. It became so popular that a Belgian radio station even picked up on it to interview a local native Esperanto speaker (in Dutch). A few days later, Nicole’s father Helmut Klünder wrote me to let me know of some factual…

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3rd gen native Esperanto speaker: Nicole! Posted by on Jun 18, 2013

Some people don’t believe that native Esperanto speakers exist. Would you then believe that I’ve found a third generation native Esperanto speaker?! Nicole Klünder’s great-grandfather learned Esperanto, taught it natively to his kids, who taught it natively to his kids, who taught it natively to Nicole… awesome! It seems that it’s now becoming a tradition…

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DJ Leo Sakaguchi: Esperanto native speaker Posted by on Mar 12, 2012

For quite a while, I’ve been wanting to interview the famous Esperanto native speaker and DJ, Leo Sakaguchi after my interview with second generation Esperanto native speaker, Rolf Fantom, was so well read. However, while I was reading Kune one day, I found a very interesting interview with him there, so I thought I would…

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The billionaire native Esperanto speaker? Posted by on May 17, 2011

As many of you are already aware, George Soros is the wealthiest native Esperanto speaker with a net worth of $14.5 billion. I have Humphrey Tonkin with me today, who among many other accomplishments, is also the translator of a book by George Soros’s father called Masquerade: The Incredible True Story of How George Soros’…

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2nd gen native Esperanto speaker: Rolf Fantom Posted by on Feb 3, 2011

Today I have a second generation native Esperanto speaker with me, Rolf Fantom. According to Ethnologue as published in 2008, there are 200-2000 native Esperanto speakers in the world. Now he answers all our burning questions. You identify yourself as a second generation native Esperanto speaker. Does that mean one of your parents is also a native Esperanto speaker?…

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