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Esperanto...in Cyrillic!

Awhile back I'd posted expressing interest in alternate writing systems for Esperanto, among them Cyrillic, given the strong history of Esperanto in Russia and the fact I had seen Esperanto material in Cyrillic before but had no clue how to read it. Then I stumbled across this!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyrillization_of_Esperanto

2 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Fantomius
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Wow, this is really nice.

I have tried several times before to learn the sounds of the Cyrillic alphabet, and while I was able to do so, I always forgot it quickly because the sounds/letters were never presented in an order or pattern that made sense to me.

For example, the letter "Ж" was always likened to the letter "s" in treasure and pleasure, even though the English "S" sound was written with a Cyrillic "C". But when you compare the Cyrillic letters to their Esperanto equivalents (such as "Ж" is equivalent to "Ĵ"), it becomes much easier to me to understand the Cyrillic letters and the sounds they make.

Thanks for sharing, LazyRavenclaw!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Mutusen
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This article presents only one possible system. I made a Cyrillic converter for Esperanto that supports several systems (with Russian, Serbian, Ukrainian letters, etc.).

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DJ_Kunar
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Especially the Ukrainian system is interesting!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DJ_Kunar
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See the article ( http://www.liberafolio.org/2010/41b43044243843d430-43b43844243544043e-41d435-43443043d43a43e43d ) Латинай литерой? Не данкон! It was a joke for April 1st and then several commenters switched to writing Esperanto in cyrillic letters. This has become a "just for fun" exercise for Esperanto speakers that pops up from time to time.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/truelefty
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Wow, that's amazing. I've not heard of it. Thanks for sharing

EDIT: I've made another post about it: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/13546245

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/remnantshadows

This is really cool! Thanks for sharing!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PhoenixTKAR

Ooo, Esperanto in Cyrillic looks cool.

I came across this script (non-cyrillic) a few years back that I thought was pretty interesting ... http://esperanto.us/sxava_alfabeto/ It's kinda like shorthand for esperanto.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LaBronio
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How about I give it a try? A=А а B=Б б V=В в G=Г г D=Д д E/Je=Е е Jo=Ё ё Ĵ=Ж ж Ĝ=Ӂ ӂ -ĵd=Җ җ Z=З з Dz=Ѕ ѕ I=І і Ji=Ї ї T=Ѳ ѳ I=И и J=Й й K=К к Q=Ԟ ԟ L=Л л M=М м N=Н н Ks=Ѯ ѯ O=О о P=П п R=Р р S=Ш ш T=Т т -ĉj-=Ћ ћ U=У у Ŭ=Ў ў U=Ꙋ ꙋ F=Ф ф Ĥ=Х х H=Ӿ ӿ Ps=Ѱ ѱ O=Ѡ ѡ C=Ц ц Ĉ=Ч ч Ŝ=Ш ш Ŝt=Щ щ '=Ъ ъ -j-=Ь ь E=Э э Ju=Ю ю Ja=Я я *"Е" is "je" at the beginning of names and words and after vowels and "e" elsewhere, with "e" beïng represented by "Э" at the beginning of words and after vowels. The rest marked with an asterisk are just for loanwords and foreign names. I'd like to know what you guys think.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LaBronio
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Since the asterisks won't bother to SHOW UP, the ones I marked with an asterisk are Ѳ ѳ, И и, Ԟ ԟ, Ꙋ ꙋ, Ѱ ѱ, and Ѡ ѡ.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mizinamo
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Asterisks italicise things. Try putting a backslash before them if you want them to show up.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Hephaestus1999
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Creating spellings defeats the purpose of writing Esperanto in any alfabet.

Also, I use the one presented on Wikipedia, with only two differences: Җ/җ = Ĝ/ĝ Й/й = J/j

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/da_funky_munky
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This made me laugh so much, dankon mia kara amiku! :) could this mean that if there were an esperanto course for russian speakers, it could show the course in both cyrillic and latin alphabets (like it does on the course already)? This was really intresting so ,again, thank you ;)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mizinamo
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No, an Esperanto course for Russian speakers would use abcĥĉĝ etc. just like Esperanto for English, Spanish, or Chinese speakers.

Cyrillic Esperanto is completely unofficial.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/bahrtasai

how about using something like Хь instead of Ҳ (H), and УЪ instead of Ў (Ŭ). the ь character softens the sound before it, so in Esperanto it would soften ĥ to h.The Ъ hardens the sound before it turning u into ŭ. I suggest this because the characters Ҳ and Ў are only available in one or two versions of cyrillic, one of which isn't even in use anymore, none of which have all the other characters used for Esperanto. Ĥ would still be Х because the Х is an Ĥ sound in Russian already. ь is typed with x key already, & Ъ is typed with SHIFT+6 using the russian keyboard layout. The only downside is the Ъ is huge compared to a lowercase у (u). ь could also be used in place of Ъ so it would be more proportional but it might make remembering хь/х confusing.

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mizinamo
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Um... you do know that the hard and soft signs both come in capital and lowercase versions, right? They're perfectly normal letters in that regard.

So you can have ХЬ хь and УЪ уъ... all proportional already.

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/bahrtasai

I found it. ъ is SHIFT+5. I found Ъ before but apparently I skipped 5 and didn't realize it.

1 week ago