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Vi ne povas lerni Esperanton Student 09/18/2019 (Wed) 20:07:58 ID: 6e4c8b No.32
Thread dedicated to the Esperanto language (and all other ConLangs)


>La Tua Esperanto
>What we need
Sites and resources to help newcomers learn the language

Edited last time by AlphabetSoup on 09/18/2019 (Wed) 21:13:52.
This is a genuine question: Why would I want to learn Esperanto?
We can't possibly answer that without knowing you. Personally I got interested in it because it is a constructed language that is actually used around the world with its own little history and culture, which I find fascinating. It really changed my perception of languages in general.

These days few people learn it because they expect world peace from an universal language. Some learn it because it is an easy language and they have been struggling with languages before, some learn it because it is easy and they want to add it to the languages they know, some do it as an excuse to socialize or travel, some learn it because it's a constructed language, and so on and so on. Everyone has their own reason and you will have to find your own.
There are many answers, some positive and some negative, to your question.
In my opinion, though, the reason is that the world needs more than a single lingua franca, other than English - because despite it being extremely easy to pick up and master, it does not adapt to the people that use it, but rather the people themselves have to adapt to the language. Not everyone can think in English. Esperanto aims, even if very loosely, at filling that semantic gap between different European languages, which is more than what English did with their loan words.

A secondary explanation is that it's just a language that will pick up steam immensely, probably to the point that it will be the fourth most spoken language in the world - as many Chinese and parts of its government expressed interest in using a language that is much easier to learn and get their point across with foreigners.
Then again, you may as well see these points as negative, as a conlang is only as useful as its users make it to be and how accessible it is to you.
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>You don't need to hide Seppik's book, it's freely available:
Ah, I see.
Sorry, I just feel it's a safer method for my items. I'll update the OP with your stuff, thank you very much, my dear friend.
I've been told that learning Esperanto will make it easier to learn other languages, but I don't really understand how. Is that supposed to apply to people who already have learned another language or is it just saying that learning any language makes it easier to learn others and Esperanto is one you can learn quickly?
>>495 Learning one secondary language makes it easier to learn others. Esperanto is an easy language to learn, so it makes a good second language.
>>495 You should learn the language you are motivated (want) to learn. If you aren't interested in Esperanto, you don't have to study it. >>497 >Learning one secondary language makes it easier to learn others. Esperanto is an easy language to learn, so it makes a good second language. this
Project Gutenberg has many ebooks in esperanto, including some really good textbooks such as the one by Ivy Kellerman
Speaking of conlangs has anyone tried Volapuk?
It's a language that I would want to try as a challenge, although I will probably die only speaking it on random places in internet.
>>541 volapuko estas volapuke, t.e. malfacile lerni kaj uzi
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