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“Fundamentals of Esperanto” by Srikanth Reddy Posted by on Aug 31, 2015

Continuing the trend of the last couple of posts, I wanted to share another cultural artifact that speaks to Esperanto’s global reception. This time, I have a poem for you: “Fundamentals of Esperanto,” by Srikanth Reddy. It is a relatively new publication, coming from Reddy’s 2005 collection Facts for Visitors. As I understand it, the…

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Freeciv and Esperanto Posted by on Aug 10, 2015

Saluton, amikoj! Today I wanted to discuss a more lighthearted topic than the last time, and point out one of the amusing ways Esperanto is being put to use on the Internet. Have you ever played the Civilization games before, in any of their incarnations? If not, the Civilization games task you with controlling a…

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Sergei Eisenstein and Esperanto Posted by on Jul 30, 2015

Sometimes I am amazed to see how little respect Esperanto receives. As recently as last week, I happened to read an article in The New Yorker about the murder of Renaissance philosopher Giovanni Pico della Mirandola, and though the fascinating story had nothing to do with our favorite constructed language, the author (Luke Slattery) threw…

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(Re)Introductions Posted by on Jul 23, 2015

Saluton! Long time no see! Mi esperas ke, vi fartis sane. Please allow me to introduce myself… Or rather, re-introduce myself. You can call me by my Esperanto nickname, Leks. I used to be the one who posted on Transparent Language’s Esperanto blog back in its earliest days – almost seven years ago, if my…

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Best Articles about Esperanto Posted by on Jun 29, 2015

I’m sad to announce this will be my last post for Transparent Language’s Esperanto blog. It’s been wonderful working with Transparent Language and our community here. So, for my final article, I’ve decided to highlight our top ten most read articles as well as a few of my personal favorites. Top Ten Most Popular Articles Start Reading…

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Is your hobby a waste of time? Posted by on Apr 15, 2015

How many times have you heard this? Me: I’m going to learn Esperanto. Friend: Why are you going to waste your time with that? If you’ve ever considered learning Esperanto, the above dialog will play out over and over in your life like a broken record. Let’s try another: Me: I’m going to learn how…

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Chinese learns Esperanto in just 5 months! Posted by on Mar 30, 2015

Is Esperanto too European? I mean, is it too hard for Asians to learn it? In my early months of learning Esperanto, in 2002, I ran into a Chinese Esperanto speaker online, Zhu Xin (祝昕), who then lived in Beijing. But rather than tell you myself about his experience, I’d like to publish what he…

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