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Esperanto - The Global Language/La Tutmonda Lingvo

English:

I believe that Esperanto should be taught in schools across the world. People would learn their country language, then learn Esperanto like we in America learn Spanish, French, or German, and then they could move on to learning a different language. Right now, I'm learning Esperanto, and after I learn to speak it fluently, I will move on to Italian. Wouldn't it be nice if the whole world were able to communicate fluently with each other? You'd be able to talk to somebody from any country! We would cirtanly learn a lot!

Esperanto:

Mi kredas, ke Esperanto estu instruata en lernejoj tra la mondo. Homoj lernus ilia lando lingvo, tiam lernas Esperanton kiel ni en Ameriko lerni hispanan, francan, aŭ germanan, kaj tiam ili povus movi sur al lerni alian lingvon. Nun, mi lernas Esperanton, kaj poste mi lernis paroli ĝin flue, mi movos sur al itala. Ĉu ne estus bela se la tuta mondo povis komuniki flue reciproke? Vi estus kapabla paroli al iu el ĉiu lando! Ni cirtanly lerni multe!

1 year ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/thesamm72
thesamm72
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A lot of people here don't like Esperanto. This was in fact the reason why the language was made, so you could communicate with everyone. I like it and it's easy to grasp. Some people wouldn't like the suggestion that it should be taught in schools, which makes sense because it isn't worldwide. But that doesn't mean we can't make it worldwide. The problem though would probably be that if it were too widespread, the amount of dialects would be crazy, and within probably a hundred years (I'm not an expert on the time a language takes to evolve so correct me if I'm wrong) there would be so many different versions of the language it would be difficult to understand. But I think it's a good resource for beginning language learning. If you become fluent, which Duo won't make you, teach your children. Teach your grandchildren. Give them a leg up, no matter how small or large that metaphorical leg may be. And hey, if you make a Lernu! account, come follow me. My username's the same (hopefully I'll remember my password XD).

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Vanege
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I don't believe that Esperanto will divide into dialects. Now Esperanto is mainly use in the Internet and for international meetings, so the way it is used standardize itself. Also, we have models such as the Fundamento, so the language can evolve but it is limited around the same center point, and that greatly improves mutual intelligibility. In my experience, French Esperantists tends to speak to themselves in French, so their Esperanto don't frenchisize(?) significantly. Actually I do believe there will be dialects if Esperanto is popular enough, but they will NOT divide the speakers. People could speak their local Esperanto (if they prefer it to their national language), but they will still speak the standard international Esperanto as long as there is a need for international communication. Note: Esperanto is easy so going from a dialect to one other should be easy too.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/langpeasant

I agree; I think there will be dialects, and to some extent there already are, but I think they will be rather minor, not really causing much/any confusion.

Small things like

  • ri
  • na
  • -icx-

are already used by some in Esperanto, and from what I've seen, they have never caused much confusion, only people saying that they will. Whether or not you speak with those changes, it doesn't really affect how well you can understand others. If dialects were more severe, with major changes, people may have to switch between "fundamenta" Esperanto and their own dialect, but I don't really foresee that happening, especially because of the internet; if they get that different, I think most people would cease to call it Esperanto, and call it an Esperantido.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Siena_3

Like how in the south, people usually say "Yall" instead of "You all" or "Everyone", and it's not just a fake steryotype; I live in Texas, and personally, I don't say "Yall" much, but I know a lot of people who do.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/no.name.42
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I think global communication will dramatically change how languages evolve and it will be hard to predict what exactly will happen.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Siena_3

Well said.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DidierBlavier
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je suis d'accord avec toi, l'espéranto pourait être appris par tous. Cela permet à chacun d'être à égalité avec les autres. Le but d'une langue est de pouvoir parler clairement. L'espéranto est très riche car c'est une langue agglutinante. Cela fait plusieurs années que je le pratique et j'en suis content. Il y a plein de livres en EO et la langue est normalisée comme toutes les langues.

Mi konsentas kun vi, Esperanto povu esti instruata per ĉiuj. Ĝi farus ĉiu egale kun aliaj. Profito de lingvo estas por paroli klare. Esperanto estas tre riĉa, ĉar ĝi estas aglutina lingvo. Dum kelkaj jaroj mi praktikas kaj mi estas feliĉa. Estas multe da libroj en EO kaj la lingvo estas normigita kiel ĉiuj lingvoj.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Siena_3

In English, DiderBlavier said;

I agree with you, Esperanto should be learned by all. This would allow everyone to be equal with each other. The purpose of language is to speak clearly. Esperanto is very rich because it is an agglutinative language. For several years, I have practiced Esperanto and I'm happy. There are plenty of books in Esperanto and the language is standardized by all languages.

  • I used Google Translate to translate this from French
1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DidierBlavier
DidierBlavier
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well, GT made the job except for one of the last words : not "by all languages" but "as any languages"

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BerberuEsperanto

GT from EO was even better. Except some people try to mess up 'contributing' with garbage Esperanto =( Darby, Engels, American..)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/remnantshadows

I think maybe it should be used as a precursor to language learning in the U.S. If students started out with something easy they would probably have more respect for other languages and be less likely to forget them after high school and college. I know it would have really helped me out when I tried to learn French in college.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Siena_3

English:

And also, when people have more of a need to learn something (like a language) it is easier to learn. So, if people in the United States learned Esperanto and then learned English, and everyone in the US spoke English, then they would have more of a need to learn English, in order to communicate well.

Esperanto:

Kaj ankaŭ, kiam homoj havas pli de bezono lerni ion (kiel lingvo) estas pli facile lernebla. Do, se homoj en Usono lernis Esperanton kaj poste lernis la anglan, kaj ĉiuj en Usono parolas la anglan, tiam oni havus pli de bezono lerni la anglan, por komuniki.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/HarrisonRhys

Mi havas bonan novaĵon pro vi. La instruas de la Esperantan lingvon en okazis en kelkaj lernejoj tra la mondo. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Propaedeutic_value_of_Esperanto#Examples_of_pedagogic_experiments

Kaj la projekto daŭrigas en Britio http://www.springboard2languages.org/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8gSAkUOElsg

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/StultaSergalo

The main problem (in my opinion) with Esperanto is the kind of people who initially took hold of the language. Esperanto unintentionally ended up being given the reputation of being a language for communists and anarchists, which doesn't quite give it that positive an image outside of those who understand the new direction which the language has taken.

Irregardless of that opinion about the unfortunate reputation which the language picked up, I personally wish it was possible make Esperanto available to learn in school, as opposed to being restricted only to a natural language, and encourage its use in international travel and in as many situations as possible. First of all, those who are less capable linguistically would do better because Esperanto is still simpler than Spanish or German; in short, you'd see a rise most likely in the US as regards scores on foreign language tests if Esperanto was taught, and we can pretend a little more that we Americans aren't total idiots. Second, it would be good for those who plan to move on to natural languages, since one still needs to know how to retain a language in order to remember Esperanto. It doesn't hurt to learn those roots, at least. Lastly, moving outward into another point as well, the increased awareness and use of Esperanto could potentially create a bridge between people which learning a broken version of a language simply is incapable of creating. If everyone could understand each other better, we would be able to more easily resolve conflicts. Disagreement and strife and conflict will always be a constant in this world, but Esperanto could cool it off if people could understand where everyone was coming from ideologically.

1 year ago