30 DAY STREAK!...and some other things
Merry Christmas Duolingo Community:
I started studying Esperanto on here exactly one month ago and the progress I made is amazing. Maybe because it is such an easy language(I don't know) but I find it fascinating what this website can do. I originally picked back up on duolingo to take a break from my Japanese studies in university (of course while simultaneously still going to class). I've noticed some things change when you are you are dedicated to learning language(s).
Your brain starts to re-wire itself literally. The way you see objects in life and think of them change, you begin to associate everything that you ever knew with a deeper meaning.
You gain a new respect for the language(s) you are studying. To learn a language is the ultimate act of empathy, placing yourself in another's shoes.
If you have been working really hard the coolest thing happens. You start DREAMING in the language(s) you are studying. LITERALLY, dreaming and for a moment it seems you are fluent in the dream(But that is just because of your strong desire) but it is still cool. I had a dream about two nights ago where I was translating Esperanto to Japanese back and forth, and it seemed like I knew what I was doing too O.O.
Stay motivated everyone, success is right behind the door when you feel like quitting.
It depends on what you want to do with it. Personally, I've decided that it's probably not worth it for me -- I will have more use for Spanish or French as I am in the UK and they have more resources, more media, etc., plus some of my family speaks Spanish. Among monolingual children, learning some Esperanto speeds up third language acquisition, but that isn't useful for me as I am already pretty good at German. In addition, Esperanto is not as totally regular and easy as many claim it is.
However, I couldn't have known that without trying it out and I'm glad that I did try. In addition, Esperanto is the biggest constructed language, with a community of speakers scattered across countries, many of whom are happy to let fellow speakers stay with them. If you want to see what the fuss is about, if you want to learn a conlang, if you want to be part of its community, and if you hate memorising irregular verbs, then Esperanto may be for you. It's not the universal language, but if you want to learn it, awesome.
Yes,the mere fact that you are thinking about it makes it worth it! And you can't pass up such an easy language to learn. You would be adding an unofficial list of 2 million people to your social network the moment you start learning it, go for gold!
Wow! That's cool. Only a month of learning and to have a dream in the language you are studying! That's really amazing. I'm learning spanish during the last eight months, and i haven't dreamed in this language. But i really enjoy learning this beautiful and wonderful language. I think every language is worth of learning. Good luck with your further study:-)
It must've some reason. :-) I've been dreaming in Russian language during three days till last night, and I started to learn Russian on June.
Felicitations! I have noticed that I also have been dreaming in French, the language I am learning.