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The Mysterious Language: Esperanto

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    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

    22 Comments


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

    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


    [deactivated user]

      Thanks! Best wishes!


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

      You're welcome!! :D


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

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


      [deactivated user]

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


        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!


        [deactivated user]

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


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

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


          [deactivated user]

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


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

            Esperanto actually means "one who hopes"


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

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


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

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


            [deactivated user]

              Maybe I can start a trend :D :D


              [deactivated user]

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


                [deactivated user]

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


                  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


                  [deactivated user]

                    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.


                    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.


                    [deactivated user]

                      Thanks for the share!


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

                      Have fun and learn a lot! :)

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