Does Speaking Esperanto Make Me Bilingual?
Currently, I can only speak one language: English. I am really motivated to become fluent in Esperanto. Languages (especially Esperanto) interest me. If I become fluent in Esperanto, does that make me bilingual? I'm asking this because Esperanto is a conlang and I don't know if speaking it would make me bilingual or not. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated, thanks.
Maybe Italian/French? I don't really know anything of them though. Also, Esperanto can help with learning other languages, so that can be helpful. I already know where I can meet people who speak it, so that isn't really a problem for me. I'm thinking about learning Italian after learning Esperanto. It's just a little project for myself because I am kind of bored.
It's good that you can meet people to speak with, that's the most important. When we measure the difficulty of a language, the language alone is not the only stat. If it's not going to be useful or there isn't much purpose behind the learning, it's a lot more difficult to learn than if you know you're going to use it (or even better, need it). These extra stats can make even Esparanto top the difficulty of a language like French. However, it seems you have found ways to use it, so I can say good luck!