No country per say, about two million speakers though so not exactly useless. Mainly people learn it for fun, free lodging (Pasporta servo) and ideological/religious reasons (Homaronismo/Oomoto). A few universities in China and Japan accept it for your foreign language. Unfortunately, it isn't very needed for a job though, but it's helpful.
Esperanto is a constructed language, so it doesn't have many native speakers, but I think I can help you. One of the nice things about Esperanto is that every letter is pronounced the same way and it doesn't matter where it is at. Also, if you know pretty much any European language, most of the letter pronunciations should come easy to you. The vowels are pronounced like in Spanish, and most of the consonants are straightfoward for English speakers except for the accented ones and "j", which is pronounced like English "y". Hope that helps!
HI! thank you! English is not my native language, as it is my second language. Tagalog is my native language which is close to Spanish (Colonialism), and most of the words are borrowed from Spanish like guapa= gwapo (Tagalog term for handsome). I hope we can be Esperanto buddies! ( I am having a really tough time to learn it though, but quite inspired because of Benny the polyglot) And I am quite familiar with french, not that much, but still a European language. Would it be cool like in Facebook, newbies can talk to each other in a group chat? Lol, thank you again.
For my national language is Chinese and Cantonese, I need to start with the basics to learn Esperanto, there is no easier way to remember. Sorry because English is my second language, grammar may be wrong. I really like Esperanto but no one can teach me more... I can find some teaching materials on the network only.
Moncef, Generally, with Duolingo, I pick the simplest answer, which, I would say, is "no." You are brilliantly right! ... DL is, kind of, a game in which I sort of guess what will work, rather than display "my knowledge" ( ! ) ------- ***Amiko mia, Vi faras bone! Gratulon! ---Kenecxjo
Je suis trop hâte d'apprendre l'espéranto. ❤
Jusqu'avant hier je connaissais pas l'existence de cette charmante langue. Je sais meme pas si c'est une langue vivante ou encore est ce qu'il ya une region ou un pays qui parle encore l'espéranto mais je veux quand même l'apprendre. Alors je me souhaite bonne chance.
Well the answer is quite simple, it doesn't interest most people. Because of two main reasons, they either have never heard of it, or they think it's dead. Even someone I know, he learned Esperanto himself a long time ago in elementary (it was probably one of those experiments) he thought it was dead now as well. He claims however, that there was never any focus on it, and it wasn't pursued after going to junior and high school. French and Latin were more important, but he claims that although he forgot just about everything about Esperanto, he will never forget the fact That he learned it. And beyond that, well people just aren't interested in it. "Why should I learn Esperanto to go to Spain? I should learn Spanish." Which totally makes sense. Tldr People either don't know or think it's dead
Skelanth, I went back to the first lesson [ I see you're at level six; Brave!! ]; DL wanted me to translate "Ne." into English--I answered No, then no---accepted. When I 'did' DL for E--o, I probably used, what I believe to be, correct punctuation. Now, kind of on the side, I'm half way through Spanish... my discovery: DL pays no attention to capitalization or punctuation. Since I'm cool with these, I just keep typing away! (Esperanto is, to some extent, 'unconcerned' about choices of punctuation, although I am ( ! ) I think DL Esperanto ignores capitalization and punctuation. So, if like me, you are cool with them...zoom! ---Keneĉjo