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Get out there and speak! (Part 1) Posted by on Jul 24, 2017

Esperanto speakers meet for lunch

Speaking is learning The Esperanto word for tongue is lango. The overlap of the first four letters (lang) with the word language is not a coincidence. Language is first and foremost a spoken phenomenon. Human beings have been using their tongues to speak for at least tens of thousands of years, while written language arose only a…

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Improving your Esperanto pronunciation – vowels Posted by on Jun 12, 2017

All the vowels with Y on the side

How many vowels are there, really? When we (English speakers) learn about vowels in school, we learn that there are five vowels – A E I O U (and sometimes Y). In fact, depending on the dialect, English has 15-20 vowel sounds. This can make learning English pronunciation difficult to learn without a native teacher…

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Esperanto fun with Etymology Posted by on May 8, 2017

Knowing where words some from help us understand. What English words do these words look like?

Etymology is the study of word origins. Looking at where words come from can help us learn Esperanto, and learning Esperanto can help us understand where words come from. By special request, we’re going to be looking at some word origins. This will help you pick up some Esperanto vocabulary. It will also help you…

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New Esperanto Blogger // Nova Blogisto Posted by on Apr 18, 2017

Learn Esperanto with Tomaso Saluton. Mia nomo estas Tomaso. Hi, I’m Tomaso, and I’m taking over  the Transparent Language Esperanto blog. I want you to be the best Esperanto speaker you can be, and that’s what this blog is going to be about. Each month, we’re going to have new posts to help you understand…

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Kick start these Esperanto projects Posted by on Nov 3, 2016

Today Chuck Smith is joining us again as a guest blogger to let you know about two great Kickstarter app projects, which are related to Esperanto: Amikumu and Space Polyglot. Amikumu will be a way to find Esperanto speakers nearby, but that’s very simplistic, because it will actually be a way to find speakers of…

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Learn Esperanto in Transparent Language Online Posted by on May 12, 2016

This may be long overdue, but we’re excited nonetheless: you can now learn Esperanto in Transparent Language Online! The current materials, including 100+ vocabulary lists and 12+ learning activities, focus on vocabulary acquisition and skill-building. Take a quick peek below at what’s available, or dive into the free trial and start exploring on your own!

Esperanto Visual Culture? Posted by on Jan 29, 2016

Back when I was being taught Spanish in high school, I remember that one of the major topics in our curriculum was a discussion of famous master painters from Spain. My teachers steeped me in the works of El Greco, Velázquez, Goya, Picasso, and others. And while I loved seeing all those beautiful, intricate canvases…

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