Finished the Esperanto tree! :D
After almost two days, I finished the Esperanto course! I was already planning to race to the end as soon as it came out, however, I had some bad luck - the course was released at around 8 PM in my timezone, which made it a bit harder to keep going without falling asleep with my face on my keyboard repeatedly. I missed about twelve hours for sleep and four hours for work, but the vast majority of my time the last two days has been dedicated to Esperanto.
I had no prior knowledge of Esperanto - but I know Dutch and English very well and have studied Italian, French, German, Latin and Ancient Greek to varying degrees and that has been a big help. Often, I could easily translate sentences from Esperanto to English, even if there were 'new' words in them. Translating into Esperanto proved to be a lot harder! I used the hints so many times that some of my skills have already decayed.
Esperanto is absolutely an easy language to learn - it doesn't have the myriad of grammatical quirks and exceptions that you find in natural languages, verbs aren't conjugated as much as in Romance languages, etc. In fact, the grammar is so easy to learn that the Esperanto tree uses only one skill to introduce both the past and the future tense! The same happens for the imperative and subjunctive (which are taught in three lessons, and that was actually enough for me to understand them!) And "Education" will also teach you about participles.
Some things that I did find difficult were the (many) affixes and the correlatives. However, the Esperanto team has done a great job of adding extensive Tips & Notes to almost every skill, so even that was not a very big obstacle!
I had so much fun learning Esperanto, and I would definitely recommend you to try it as well. If you're not a patient person, though, it might be better to wait a few weeks until the course is refined a bit more - I've sent maybe hundreds of error reports to the Esperanto team, but luckily they're putting in a lot of effort to deal with all the problems. :)
What's next for me? I'll focus on my other trees for now, since I've neglected them completely, and after that I'll come back to Esperanto and re-do the course - slowly - to truly master the skills. :)
Duo-versal, I like it!
I am for some reason reeeeally going slow down on medical and ig/iĝ verbs. I was fully expecting to finish the tree today but I don't think it's going to happen.
Yesterday I just kept falling asleep. I think my brain is still in recovery from Ukrainian last weekend 8-o
I really don't know how people manage to do this intensively for several languages on the trot, it's most impressive!
That's amazing, many congratulations! I think you are the first one to finish having no previous knowledge and 2 days is crazy fast haha. Very big accomplishment!
Even though I had no interest in the language at the beginning (I really did not know much about it) I tried 2 days ago (well I had to hehe) and I've been finding it pretty interesting, I think I'll go through the course slowly and who knows I might finish it on vacations!