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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/peter.kristof.hu

Why do we read just tales in Esperanto?

A beginner reads only easy readings. A tale is not difficult, but I don't like tales very much. (I'm too old for it :) I've practised Esperanto various readings like Wikipedia, easier articles, Esperanto grammar. Now I discovered a good reading: The Bible in Esperanto. Furthermore Zamenhof translated himself the Old Testament:
La Sankta Biblio

August 19, 2015

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KiwiCymraeg

I found some of the writings of Claude Piron interesting to read when I was learning Esperanto too. There are detective novels for post-komencantoj, but he also wrote opinion pieces on psychological attitudes to Esperanto which are very interesting. Some of his work is available here:http://esperanto.org.uk/eldonoj/piron/

August 20, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EricVandenburg

I've read those crime novels. I highly recommend them. They are very good and not too hard to understand. He wrote the detective novels under the pen-name "Johán Valano".

August 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KiwiCymraeg

Yes, I have read a few of them, and I don't really like crime novels usually. The author has a great way of 'playing' with Esperanto words that teaches you how to make good use of the prefixes and suffixes in a way that no course ever can. He makes the language really come alive!

August 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/peter.kristof.hu

Thank you. It is very important that the readings to be interesting. I'll see about them.

August 20, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MissThorson

That's awesome! I would love to be able to read the Old Testament in Esperanto! I am currently reading it in Spanish. :)

August 19, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/peter.kristof.hu

Of course, a tale can be valuable too, but the Bible is one of the main value of our human culture. It is worth to read it in several languages. The beginning of the Old Testament is a very clear and simple text:
1 En la komenco Dio kreis la ĉielon kaj la teron. 2 Kaj la tero estis senforma kaj dezerta, kaj mallumo estis super la abismo; kaj la spirito de Dio ŝvebis super la akvo...

August 20, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MissThorson

It's definitely worth it!

August 20, 2015
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