https://www.duolingo.com/profile/angelene.ca

The Mysterious Language: Esperanto

I am just about to start my first Esperanto course!

<h1>YAY :)</h1>

I have never ever heard of this language before until I saw that duoLingo had it under incubation.

After a long time of research to try and comprehend what Esperanto is, and why I had never heard of it, what country it came from, etc... I finally have the chance to start learning :D

<h1>Best wishes to everyone starting!!</h1>

Feeling super privileged to get to know what I consider 'The Mysterious Language: Esperanto' :) Angelène

May 29, 2015

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MissThorson

I too have just started!! Am very excited!! Looked it up and saw that it was created by L.L. Zamenhof in 1887, so its sort of a new language. Good Luck!! :D

May 29, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/angelene.ca

Thanks! Best wishes!

May 29, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MissThorson

You're welcome!! :D

May 29, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Edina_Petrovac

I started it today! It's pretty awesome :) (and easy to learn, I think).

May 29, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/angelene.ca

Good job! It is surprisingly not that challenging. Maybe it will get more challenging later on, lol

May 29, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JohnD62

That's the amazing thing about Esperanto: it doesn't get more challenging later on.

Good luck and much success!

May 30, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/angelene.ca

Well, that is splendid! I can understand why they tried to make it an international language :)

May 31, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Another_Guy

Esperantists call it 'La Bela Lingvo' - 'The Beautiful Language' - and it is.

May 30, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/angelene.ca

The fact that it's called 'Esperanto' captured my attention!

May 31, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Another_Guy

Esperanto actually means "one who hopes"

May 31, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/rts25604

I will now always think of it as the mysterious language haha

May 30, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CuriousAtanaa

The mysterious language. Hum . . . (checks the lernu.net dictionary) . . . La lingvo mistera . . . I like it :)

May 30, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/angelene.ca

Maybe I can start a trend :D :D

May 31, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CuriousAtanaa

Go for it!

May 31, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/angelene.ca

Spread it around! lol! As I have mentioned below, maybe I can start a trend :D :D

May 31, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/flootzavut

Have fun!

May 29, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/angelene.ca

Thank you! You surely are way ahead of the game ;P

May 31, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Senlando

The Mysterious language has a Mysterious country attatched to it, I recently started following this blogger who often blogs about esperanto. Anyways i thought this video was kind of funny.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B7c2KAvKeSw

May 30, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/angelene.ca

I just finished watching it, and he is absolutely horrible! LOL! It's so horrible, yet, it's so funny. That poor man!

I found it intriguing when he mentioned generally people just brush off about Esperanto, and why bother learning an artificial language, etcetera, kind of attitude. I had the opposite reaction for I researched immensely to try and comprehend what it was. Well! It's people's loss, lol.

May 31, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Senlando

I would have been the same and would have also researched it extensivly when I first heard about Esperanto, but I've always been interested in languages. I assume, you might be the same from your reaction to first hearing about Esperanto.

I think the first time I heard about it was from a teacher when I was around 12. I was already interested at that time but that was before lernu and duolingo and I think internet was fairly crappy at that time.

Although it's horrible what Evildae and his friend did, and I can't help wonder if they possibly lost someone who might be interested in the language or who might hear about it now and pass the information down to some kid who would eventually decide to learn it someday. It's interesting how these things happen.

But with that said, I do understand why he did it. It gets tiring explaing the same story to people over and over again.

May 31, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/angelene.ca

Thanks for the share!

May 31, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/compicej

Have fun and learn a lot! :)

May 31, 2015
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