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Good for a Laugh Posted by on Jul 26, 2009

A friend of mine, who happens to be a rabid fan of a certain science-fiction series, has often jested that his Klingon language would make a worthwhile hobby for me, since I seem to enjoy obscure languages! I can’t pretend I speak Klingon, but that same friend passed along this link to start me on…

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Motivating My Cousins Posted by on Jun 10, 2009

Bonan tagon! I apologize for the delay in posting. My week has been rather hectic, to say the least. But, now I should remain on schedule, and with luck I’ll have a couple of new posts within the next two days. Thanks for your patience! I recently talked to my younger cousins about Esperanto. They’re…

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Ni Prokrastu! Posted by on May 18, 2009

Who says procrastination is a bad thing? It has the English prefix “pro-,” which usually connotes a good thing. We didn’t call it “concrastination” for a reason! In Esperanto, we have the English cognate verb “prokrasti,” which means “to procrastinate.” (Don’t bother trying to break “prokrasti” into various parts – there is no word “krasti”…

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Household Chores Gone Overboard Posted by on May 13, 2009

Today my roommate, about to clean the carpet, said to me: “Donu a mi la vakuon.” I think he must have been using an Internet translation, but wasn’t as explicit as he ought to have been. You see, “vakuo” in Esperanto means “vacuum.” In English, sometimes we associate the word “vacuum” with “vacuum cleaner,” the…

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Jokes in Esperanto, Part II Posted by on Apr 30, 2009

VIR-UNU: Kiom da tempo vi estis lernanto Esperanton? VIR-DU: Nu, mi estis lernanto pri kvar monatoj. VIR-UNU: Vere! Kiom librojn de poezio vi skribis? Roughly translated… MAN ONE: How long have you been learning Esperanto? MAN TWO: Well, I’ve been learning for four months. MAN ONE: Really! How many books of poetry have you written?…

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Nacio Monato de Poezio Posted by on Apr 30, 2009

En Usono, la monato de Aprilo estas la Nacia Monato de Poezio. Pli atento estas pagando al verkoj de poezio, kaj la verkistoj estas celebrando. Sed, mi havas problemo kun establi Aprilo kiam la Nacia Monato de Poezio. Konsideru, mi petas, la poemo granda de renoma verkisto Usona T.S. Eliot-o, “La Lando Rekrementa” (The Waste…

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Some Esperanto Puns Posted by on Apr 2, 2009

You know you demonstrate mastery of a language when you can successfully make puns for it! One wit, upon observing the number of marriages that result from international meetings between Esperantists, decided to call the language “edz-peranto…” meaning “marriage broker!” A book exists called “Plena Gramatiko de Esperanto,” by two grammarians who sought to fully…

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