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Is nokton acceptable by itself?

Instead of saying the full bonan nokton, is it acceptable to simply say nokton?

3 years ago

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There's a famous saying attributed to I believe Don Harlow: "You have the right to say whatever you want and I have the right not to understand you."

Slightly more serious answer: Sure, go ahead. I expect if it were to catch on as a slang expression, it would be shortened even more to "Nokt'!" (See "Sal'!")

Extremely serious answer: Learn Esperanto first and use it before you try to start messing with it. You may find it doesn't need any messing at all.

3 years ago

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To answer your question: yes, I have heard nokton and a leaving salutation that wasn't especially cheerful...

3 years ago
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