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How hard is edvaced Esperanto to English speakers?

June 2, 2015

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edvaced? Esperanto for English speakers is not as hard as some of the other languages.

Esperanto has a different ending letter for each part of speech, for example, the noun ends in 'o' and the adjective ends in 'a' and both add 'j' for plural, the adverb ends in 'e', the verb ends in 'as' for the present form so "to be" used in sentences is "estas" and it is not conjugated for different pronouns. Wait, some forms do end in same letter, the personal pronouns end in ' i ' but so do the infinitive form of the verbs. Some words look like Spanish, for example the article for all nouns whether feminine or masculine is "la", some words ressemble German, French, Italian...... The vocabulary is less, because there are prefixes and suffixes which can be added to a word to get the opposite, or the feminine version, or location, etc. For example: "viro" is man and "virino" is woman and "varma" is warm and "malvarma" is cold. See this dictionary: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/16967/16967-h/16967-h.htm

There is an 'n' added to the end of nouns when they are used as the direct object (Accusative Case). Other than that it does not seem hard at all.

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