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

Woo! Super convenient for bookmarking! ^^

I'm curious about the Celebrity Esperanto AMAs.....

Besides you Chuck, who's an Esperanto celebrity? ;)
I'm still slightly out of the loop, as you can tell... :)

June 16, 2015

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

I recently stumbled upon a book from (Brazilian I think) spiritualists in esperanto, so maybe the celebrity will be the ghost of Zamenhof ? :)

June 16, 2015

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

Saluton, ĉu vi povus diri al mi pri kiu libro temas? Mi estas kaj brazilano kaj spiritisto (ne spiritualisto, estas malsamo inter ambaŭ vortoj)

May 10, 2016

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

mi ne memoras, mi pardonpetas

May 15, 2016

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

Kio estas la malsamo inter spiritisto kaj spiritualisto?

January 31, 2017

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

Spiritualisto estas iu ajn kredanta je la ekzisto de io krom la materio, spiritisto estas kredantoj de la doktrino de la spiritoj bazitaj en libroj organizitaj de Allan Kardec disponeblaj laŭ PDF inkluzive en Esperanto. https://www.facebook.com/groups/spiritismo/?ref=br_rs

July 21, 2017

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

George Soros?

June 16, 2015

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

I wish. But I did once interview Humphrey Tonkin about Soros: http://blogs.transparent.com/esperanto/the-billionaire-native-esperanto-speaker/

June 16, 2015

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

I'll read that later :)

June 16, 2015

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

Will you really? x)

July 13, 2015

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

Yes, I did ;)

July 14, 2015

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

I read your interview. I've never thought any other means for "Soros" beside serial. That is what it means in Hungarian. Maybe I'm wrong, but until I will learn other languages, I only can think in Hungarian. :)

Te (You) vagy (are) a (the) soros. means You are the next one who must do something (what somebody else already done in your group).

July 27, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mirville2

This is the proof Esperanto is NOT a NWO language : even when fluent in it, moneyed men despise it as they have always done. Zamenhof was offering an alternative to the supremacy of English that was already a cultural threat in his times.

August 15, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Chuggy370

I would consider Evildea to be one

June 18, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TheRealFlenuan
July 13, 2015

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

Very interesting, thanks for sharing.

April 21, 2017

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

Looking through the list, I spotted J. R. R. Tolkien among the list of famous writers. Now, having not known this, but being aware of Tolkien's fondness for creating languages, I followed the link and looked under Languages and philology

Tolkien considered languages inseparable from the mythology associated with them, and he consequently took a dim view of auxiliary languages: in 1930 a congress of Esperantists were told as much by him, in his lecture A Secret Vice, "Your language construction will breed a mythology", but by 1956 he had concluded that "Volapük, Esperanto, Ido, Novial, etc., etc., are dead, far deader than ancient unused languages, because their authors never invented any Esperanto legends".[178]

I must say I have never heard a more ringing endorsement...

September 10, 2015

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

He also said that those in favour of an international language should back Esperanto loyally.

It's easy to prove your point when you cherry-pick the quotes that support your position.

December 21, 2016

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

Is good read informations about Esperanto at site lernu.net and learn a little his grammar. Is inteligent and very interesting.

Estas bonege pajxaro pri la Internacia Lingvo.

December 21, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/652BrettK

Ne

September 25, 2018

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

Unless you actually read what is said in that wiki article:

"Tolkien considered languages inseparable from the mythology associated with them, and he consequently took a dim view of auxiliary languages: in 1930 a congress of Esperantists were told as much by him, in his lecture A Secret Vice, "Your language construction will breed a mythology", but by 1956 he had concluded that "Volapük, Esperanto, Ido, Novial, &c, &c, are dead, far deader than ancient unused languages, because their authors never invented any Esperanto legends".[181]"

It doesn't really matter to me what he thought. I am learning it for the benefits it will bring and the fact that I think Esperanto is pretty cool.

March 16, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/gruhnc728

As great and as visionary as JRR Tolkien was, even he never saw the internet coming, to say nothing of the wonders of Duolingo.com.

November 29, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JWSB28

And the call is out to writers and movie makers: there needs to be a Lord of the Rings type series wherein Esperanto is the legend language.

December 21, 2016

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

Esperanto appears in lots of literature. But, unfortunately, in their film and television adaptations (Blade, Riverworld, etc), the filmmakers always write Esperanto out of the script. :(

December 21, 2016

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

Existe o filme "Gerda malaperis" escrito originalmente em Esperanto. É um suspense interessante.

December 21, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JWSB28

A nice futuristic "Blade Runner" type TV show shot in a future Europe would be interesting...

December 21, 2016

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

The comic book Saga (created by Vaughan and Stapple) uses Esperanto as the language for a particular species of Alien (and those dialogues are NOT translated in the book)...

Plus the comic book is just awsome...

August 27, 2017

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

I agree that the books are great, but there are many errors in the Esperanto, so please keep that in mind as you read them, and don't count on them for accuracy :-)

August 28, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/golden.plover

zerozeroone, your sources are obsolete. https://eo.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legendoj_pri_SEJM

August 2, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/652BrettK

NE

September 25, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/652BrettK

NE

September 25, 2018

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

Maybe you can add the IRC-Channel ##esperanto on Freenode to the community- or learning-section. As its URL you can use the web-frontend http://esperantejo.com.

June 17, 2015

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

This might be a silly question, since I never used duolingo to help with the translation of documents, but when will this be available? Once it's out of beta? I noticed that some of the stuff that gets translated are wikipedia articles. Does this mean that we can translate articles from the other wikipedia pages besides English to Esperanto? Or the only options are English->Esperanto and Esperanto->English.

August 15, 2015

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

This could be the "appendix" for Esperanto stickies, and could be the only sticky post remaining, to make the "discussion" home tidier, great compilation ;)

June 16, 2015

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

That's exactly what we're doing. :)

June 16, 2015

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

Forget my nonsense comment, then xD

June 17, 2015

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

Oops! I should have read your comment before commenting myself. Still, I stand by my wiki recommendation. Great idea guys, and amuzulo in particular, I don't know if it's you who comes up with all these ideas, but you do make a good job of implementing them!

June 17, 2015

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

I know not too many people are aware of the existence of the unofficial Duolingo wiki, but this information should definitely be there, and the wiki be in this page. It's way easier to find (in the wiki) when one misses the discussion. Granted, with the sticky feature, it's not too hard to find a discussion, but when we get too many sticky posts, it kind of loses it's effectiveness.

June 17, 2015

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

I found a book called: The Sixteen Rules Of Esperanto. You might want to take a look at it. http://issuu.com/apamexico/docs/the_sixteen_rules_of_esperanto

June 27, 2015

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

Sorry if this has already been asked, but is there somewhere you've compiled all the grammar points from the lessons? Thanks, and great work! I'm really enjoying learning Esperanto!

July 6, 2015

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

We are working on this and will post when it is ready.

July 6, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BiaOliveir8

I recommend this course of Esperanto in 12 days, there are many exercises and grammar explanations and also is available in another languages.(Recommend this if you already finished the Esperanto tree) http://learn.esperanto.com/en/01/

December 19, 2016

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

Dankon por la informo. Gxi estas tre helpema por mi.

July 1, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Angelo443629

Mi sxatas Esperanto

October 5, 2015

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

kaj mi ankaux multe sxatas esperanton

October 6, 2015

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

I love Esperanto <3

February 24, 2016

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

Esperanto is cool

February 26, 2016

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

Chuck! Mi volas danki vin pro via daŭra laborado kaj kontribuado al la komunumo; ŝajnas nun, ke Esperanto ĝuas novan enspiron! Mi ankaŭ antaŭĝojas pro iu ajn, eventuale ricevota respondo al la jena demando (se vi ne havas sufiĉe da tempo, mi komprenas tion, ankaŭ):

Nu, mia Esperantista amiko de mi lastatempe starigis Mumble-n servilon por Esperantistoj, kaj mi oferis mian helpon disvastigi ĝin, sed mi vere ne scias kiel sufiĉe bone reklami aŭ disvastigi detalojn pri ĝi (jam provinte Reddit-n kaj aliajn paĝojn, sensukcese).

Estus bone se tiu ĉi eta babilejo por voĉparolado povus gajni iom da aktiveco; mia amiko kaj mi pensas, ke nia babilejo tre bonus por voĉparolemaj Esperantistoj. Mi konsideremas ian ajn sugeston nuntempe.

La servilo adreso (se vi aŭ iuj aliaj volontus ekzameni/provi ĝin) estas:

esperanto.mumble.com: 63651

Antaŭdankojn!

January 24, 2017

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

Nedankinde kaj dankon pro la belaj kaj kuraĝigaj vortoj!

January 25, 2017

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

This is a great idea! Thanks for putting this together, Chuck :D

June 17, 2015

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

I have a question. 'Esperanto facilas' would mean 'Esperanto is easy' Would I be able to say Esperanto facilas lingvon for Esperanto is an easy language?

August 7, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/balou67

A verb cannot describe a noun, so if you want to avoid the use of estas, the noun must be part of the verb: Esperanto facil(a)lingvas. But then it would feel like 'Esperanto facile lingvas', 'Esperanto easily is a language', but that's not the inteded meaning. In the real world, we only change adjectives to verbs when we want to avoid 'estas'.

August 7, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/gruhnc728

Oh? What does one "kick" with?

November 29, 2017

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

You would say: Esperanto estas facila lingvo.

August 7, 2015

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

I know but I dislike the word estas so I was wondering if I could avoid it.

August 7, 2015

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

La Esperanta lingvo facilas? A more advanced Esperantist will have to tell you if that's an allowable usage.

August 25, 2015

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

"But Esperanto of course is Esperanto (without "la")." https://www.duolingo.com/skill/eo/Languages

August 25, 2015

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

I did not notice that you were using adjectival form.

Pardonon, mi estas komencanto.

August 26, 2015

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

Yes, I know. Esperanto is the name of the language. Esperanta is the adjectival form of Esperanto, hence having to add la before and lingvo afterwards. TforTristan wanted to know if there was a way to construct the sentence without using the word estas. This was the closest I can think of to avoid using that.

I don't know if it's allowable usage, hence my plea for more advanced users to correct me. I'm well aware that Esperanto is called Esperanto, rather than referred to as la Esperanta lingvo.

August 25, 2015

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

Sure. Just speak in Russian instead. ;)

August 25, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mirville2

"Esperanto facilas" does not mean exactly "Esperanto is easy" but is closer to "Esperanto makes it easy", or "comes easily". In English quite a few adjectives like "bright" have a corresponding verb like "shining", meaning the act of having or showing such or such quality : "the sun is shining" though it means the same thing as "the sun is bright" as for the light emitted, suggests more action and possible variation on the sun's part. But for other adjectives such as easy the corresponding verb is not so evident to find. In Esperanto, like also in other languages such as Arabic, there is always a verb meaning the effort of having or showing the quality denoted by any adjective, and the derivation is regular. "Esperanto facilas" means "Esperanto makes everything said in it easy" . "Esperanto facilas lingvo" can indeed correctly mean, as lingvo is a nominative apposed to the subject Esperanto, "Esperanto makes it easy as a language" but is a very literary turn of expression that smacks of latin, of the kind Zamenhof used now and then to imitate authors of antiquity, but is not part of any current usage and would hamper communication. One would normally say "Esperanto facilas kiel lingvo" : as for the language itself, Esperanto makes it easy, or also "Esperanto facilas lingve" : Esperanto makes it easy linguistically. You may also build the compounds "facillingva", "facillingve", "facilingvi". La romano "Gerda Malaperis" estas ege facillingva : the novel "Gerda Malaperis is (written) in a most easy language". La prelegisto sin esprimis tre facillingve : the conferencer expressed himself by means of a very easy form of language. Oni povas surprize rapide lerni facillingvi dum vojaĝo en Italio : One can learn an easy-speaking form of Italian suprisingly fast while on a trip in Italy. But most of the times when you speak of the language as an object of study just stick to "Esperanto estas facila kiel lingvo": as soon as you use a derived verb instead of estas + adjective, you imply Esperanto to be some kind of living thing helping or hampering you rather than an object to work upon.

July 20, 2019

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

Really? I am pretty sure that in Esperanto X estas Y-a is the same as X Y-as. One can say la domo estas blua just as well as la domo bluas. I've read that it works just like in latin.

July 23, 2019

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

Thanks for all these really super useful links. I have also bookmarked this page.

August 20, 2015

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

Nedankinde! :)

August 20, 2015

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

So glad I found out about this site - feels much more rewarding learning Esperanto here than on Lernu, or anywhere else.

December 18, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Aria487

I'd like to add Plena Ilustrita Vortaro de Esperanto Online since I didn't see it anywhere

December 11, 2016

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

Vou aprender esse idioma aqui no duolingo com fé em deus o/

June 8, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kayo-ChanK

Saluton! I'm very new to Esperanto. I found out about it from my boyfriend (who should be starting his own Esperanto courses soon!). I really like the idea of a "universal language". Right now, my boyfriend and I are planning to use it as a kind of "secret" language we can use to talk to each other, like kids use secret code in "best friends"-type movies. So far, I love how easy it is, and since I know a fair number of Latin and Greek roots, I find that I can accurately guess the meanings of words just by picking out those roots! Plus, with no complicated word endings, I can focus on the meaning without stumbling over structure. Now about me... I'm eighteen years old, a senior in high school, American born and raised, female, in a relationship (if you didn't guess already, haha!) and I'm interested in Japanese, Russian, Greek, Latin, French, German, Gaelic, and (believe it or not) Sanskrit. I'm in my third year of Italian Class and can speak it well enough. Other than that, I love anime, video games, reading, writing, drawing, and table top rpgs. And yeah... guess that's it! Pleasure to be here!

February 25, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Maximilian122333

That's awesome! It's funny that we seem to have so many of the same interests (and I'm also a high school senior), from reading to anime to language learning. I just finished the Duolingo course for Esperanto, kaj se vi volus praktiki la aferoj ke vi lernas, mi ankau bezonas praktiki!

March 20, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tenorio50

me gustaría poder trabajar en esperanto a partir del español o del francés. Gracias

June 21, 2015

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

Good work! I like to see that Chuck doesn't make empty threads. ;)

June 22, 2015

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

Is that a promise or a thread?

June 22, 2015

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

Dankon senjoro.

June 26, 2015

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

I found Esperanto: A Language for the Global Village by Sylvan Zaft immensely helpful in motivating me and assuaging some unfounded misunderstandings and concerns. I recommend all new learners at least browse through it. I personally read the whole thing compulsively because I found it so interesting.

June 27, 2015

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

Thank you so much for this link. I found it very interesting. I agree that anyone starting to learn Esperanto should take a look at this.

February 29, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/stich450

Thanks for all the great info. Does anyone know when Esperanto will be enabled on the duolingo android app? Other beta languages are available...just not Esperanto.

July 1, 2015

[deactivated user]

    Is anyone else having problems with how duolingo manages the daily streaks? I have been on duolingo, completing many lessons, every day and yet, I don't mange to have more than a 3 day streak. I should have at least a 10 day streak by now. Im getting all of the lingots and XP but the graph shows some days with no XP. I'm not upset, it just seems like something needs fixing there.

    July 2, 2015

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

    If this is still a problem for you (no more than 3 day streak, despite practicing every day) do you practice at the same time each day? because it is possible that the time zone you are in may be different from the Duolingo website? I could be wrong, just a thought.

    October 24, 2015

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

    Only of your own time zone matters in my experience.

    I would try to clear the browser cookies and temporary files, maybe that helps.

    October 24, 2015

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

    I have no idea.

    July 13, 2015

    [deactivated user]

      HELP!!! I was trying to get duolingo on my cellphone and ended up changing my base language to Hungarian (?) Can anyone help me get back to having everything in English?

      July 3, 2015

      [deactivated user]

        Got it fixed thanks to Swan!

        July 3, 2015

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

        Mi tajpis kaj tajpas kaj tajpadas daŭre dum kvin tagojn, kaj baldaŭ mi atingos la finon de via kurso. Eble mi estos deknivela, se mi sumigas la 'punktojn' ĝuste. Tamen mi vidas anojn tiujn, kiuj atingis la dek unuan kaj eĉ la dek duan nivelon. Laŭ mi, ne estas sufiĉe da punktoj por tio. Ĉu estas aldonaj kursoj?

        July 11, 2015

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

        I apologise in advance that my head is kinda muzzy today so I'm not going to try and answer in EO. Once you've completed your tree (or even during the time you're completing it) skills will 'degild' to prompt you to revise them, and the individual or overall strengthen skills are used to regild the 'leaves' on the tree. A sufficiently diligent person can repeat lessons even if they aren't showing as degilded. There is also timed practice.

        All of these activities increase XP, which (slowly) increases the level. There are currently 25 levels in each language, regardless of how long or short the tree is or how far one has progressed through it. A beginner who was struggling or doing a lot of revision might get to higher levels without finishing the tree. Someone who had some knowledge and tested out of parts of the tree/got through lessons quickly can finish the tree and be at level 10. In fact, from what I've seen, the typical level to be at having done the EO tree is level 10.

        To use an example from my profile; I have finished and done a good deal of revision on the EO tree, but I'm actually at a higher level on German despite being maybe halfway through the tree. That doesn't make my German better than my Esperanto, it just reflects the fact I started German right back in January and did a lot of revision as I went because I was very nearly a total beginner.

        (You might get XP for the progress test also, I can't remember - it's been a while since I did it.)

        July 11, 2015

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

        Thanks I get it now. So aside from revision, there isn't much difference between level 10 and level 20. You haven't learned any new words or grammar, you just have a better grasp of the sentences you learned up to level 10.

        July 11, 2015

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

        More or less!

        It depends partly on how long it takes a given individual to get through the lessons.

        For example, I tested out of 13 (I think - it was a while ago!) skills in the Esperanto placement test, a few more as individual lessons, and went through the tree relatively fast, so even now some weeks later I'm still coming across the odd word and even sentence that I hadn't had before, particularly in the earlier skills which I basically skipped, but also even in the later skills. I suspect I still haven't been exposed to every single sentence Duo has in its memory banks! (And the team will be adding a few more skills eventually :D)

        It would be possible to get to a higher level without having completed the tree if one went slower.

        My French and Ukrainian both show the same level, but I've finished the UK tree and not even close for French. I worked through most of the Ukrainian tree, whereas the French level is more or less where I tested out, because I haven't really done any more than that, I only practise French when I run out of other skills to regild!

        And like I said before, I'm maybe halfway down the German tree and going sloooow but my German level is the highest!

        What the level shows is basically how much XP an individual has amassed in a given language; it shows effort more than skill! :)

        July 12, 2015

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

        It does take a lot of effort. I'm deliberately not 'testing out' and although I'm nearly done now, I think I've given myself carpal tunnel syndrome.

        July 12, 2015

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

        I can imagine 8-o

        July 16, 2015

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

        Mi lernis novan vorton hodiaŭ. "Poento". Mi devintus uzi ĝin ĉi-supre anstataŭ "punkto".

        July 12, 2015

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

        Well I did it. I translated every last sentence over six obsessive days and got the golden duck. My impressions: This course is a fantastic way to practice esperanto, but a terrible way to spend a vacation.

        July 13, 2015

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

        I, for one, happen to like spending all my time this way! What more could I possibly need in life? * cries at the fact he has no friends or girlfriend *

        July 14, 2015

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

        there there. Have a lingot.

        July 14, 2015

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

        No, I don't need it. Really. * gives lingot back *

        July 15, 2015

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

        Im sure you could impress a lot of those lovely single (polyglot) ladies out there with your polyglot skills. They are probably bored tired of hearing the same old "can I buy you a drink?", but how many times does someone use a more original line such as "cxu vi volas mi acxeti vin trinkon?" ^^

        October 24, 2015

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

        Ĉu vi volas ke mi aĉetu por vi drinkaĵon? (Not a real offer, just a correction of the Esperanto sentence! ;-) Or even better: Ĉu mi aĉetu...)

        November 23, 2015

        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/grits99

        Eble estas 'trinkaĵon." Ne estas 'drinkaĵon..."

        ;-)

        June 19, 2016

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

        Drinkaĵo enhavas alkoholon.

        January 5, 2017

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

        I think both are right.

        July 24, 2016

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

        Tio estas bona demando. Mi pripensos pri gxin.

        December 21, 2016

        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/grits99

        Dankon por viaj respondoj. Tiu ĉi ŝajnas stranga al mi sed oni uzas trinki por teo etc kaj drinki por alkoholo. Mi nun pensas ke ĉi tiu estas korekta.

        January 17, 2017

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

        I have been burning through the course obsessively since this morning and I am close to the second checkpoint. A lot of it seems to be going over my head and I can't seem to understand the spoken language as well as I think I should.

        December 2, 2017

        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ray919

        A French learner left a comment saying "Duolingo changed? Very little translating from English."

        https://www.duolingo.com/comment/9565348

        I'm finding that the same is true for Esperanto. Almost all exercises ask us to translate from Esperanto into English. It would be nice if the ratio were about 50:50, so we could develop our skill equally in each direction.

        July 15, 2015

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

        Yes or perhaps more from English to Esperanto. It's always harder to write or say something than it is to understand it. I get many errors in my "to English" questions. Simply because I don't speak English that well.

        August 4, 2015

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

        I informed our mentor about this and she said they're currently looking into it.

        July 16, 2015

        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ray919

        This translation asymmetry seems to be firmly baked into Duolingo's design.

        I already cited a French learner's recent post about this.

        Further back in time, from 8 months ago, from an Italian learner:

        From two years ago:

        Now let's speculate why they do it this way.

        The first possibility is that they have a good system in place for parsing English, so it's easier to test for correctness if the direction is from some other language into English, as opposed to parsing some other language in the opposite direction.

        The second possibility is that Duolingo expects there to be a larger market for commercially translating non-English texts into English, so they are mostly training people into doing mostly this.

        July 21, 2015

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

        It definitely is a part of Duolingo.

        "I did 50 questions (some review, some new) and marked down each time I got German to English and English to German. The results were: 44 German to English (88%) and 6 English to German (12%)." -myself when reviewing Duolingo.

        December 7, 2015

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

        There are studies somewhere that show that passive acquisition is much more beneficial to studying languages than active. So, according to those studies, would get much more benefit out of going through the tree with Esperanto -> English and then just practising writing by actually writing than doing that on duolingo.

        October 24, 2015

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

        Could you please provide at least one link to one of these studies? I'm very interested in reading these.

        October 28, 2015

        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JulienTrip1

        Ĝi estas ankaû la monde diplo en "Press coverage". Tie estas artikoloj en esperanto (ne traduktaj) pro socio, politiko... Estas esperanta "Monde Diplomatique" (por la francparolantoj kiu koni tion ĵurnalon) Kaj la grandega Reta Vortaro. Ĝi estas vortaro en esperanto, kaj plurlingva al esperanto vortaro (mi ne estas certa de la gramatiko). http://eo.mondediplo.com/ http://www.reta-vortaro.de/revo/

        July 24, 2015

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

        FELICITACIONES. CONGRATULACIONES. POR ESTE FORRO. PERO VEO QUE MUCHOS ESTAN APRENDIENDO ESPAÑOL Y ESPERANTO. POR QUE NO ESCRIBEN EN ESPERANTO Y SI GUSTAN, PARA SABER QUE ESCRIBIERON LA TRADUCCION EN ESPAÑOL E INGLES. SO LONG.

        July 25, 2015

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

        EPIC POST, Thanks you soo much.

        July 25, 2015

        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/gavin.pier

        Saluton! Mi volas aĉeti vortaron de Esperanton tiom mi povas lerni tre bone. Kiu estas la plej bona ?

        July 31, 2015

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

        English-Esperanto-English Dictionary de John Wells estas sendube la plej bona. :)

        Kompreneble se vi volas vortaron nur en Esperanto, tiam mi rekomendus la Plena Ilustrita Vortaro, sed vi ankaŭ povas havi la samajn informojn en vortaro.net.

        July 31, 2015

        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/gavin.pier

        Dankon!

        August 2, 2015

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

        I've searched off and on for an Kindle or PDF version of Wells dictionary. I only ever find printed physical version. Is there an electronic version available?

        October 18, 2015

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

        as you asked in english, I answer in the same language : on iPhone, iPad you ca n find an App : "PoŝReVo" very nice and free

        January 6, 2017

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

        Egan dankon, amiko! Jen lingotoj!

        January 6, 2017

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

        Great links! Thanks. Looking forward to getting back to Esperanto after some brushing up on German ready for holiday.

        August 27, 2015

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

        Mi estas tre feliĉa granda loko plena de esperantistoj! Mi havas mian sangon fluanta kaj preta paroli plu!

        September 3, 2015

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

        Hi tie mi ĵus komencis Esperanton kaj mi amas ĝin ĝi estas tiel amuze paroli Mi nur volis saluti kaj iri ESPERANTO !

        September 18, 2015

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

        Is there a list of the words covered in the course? Preferably one that separates nouns, verbs, adverbs, etc...

        October 9, 2015

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

        The best list I have heard about is in the Memrise Course associated with the Duolingo Esperanto course. It is organized by skills (same as in the course), not by parts of speech.

        October 9, 2015

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

        In Languages 1 Notes it says: "One can use it both for general statements, and to use the active instead of the passive voice:

        Oni parolas Esperanton en la domo. Esperanto is spoken in the house."

        But isn't this an example of passive voice? Thanks!

        November 5, 2015

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

        The Esperanto sentence is in the active voice (Oni parolas...); it is used to express what would be a passive form in English (Esperanto is spoken ...)

        November 5, 2015

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

        Ah, thank you! I had believed that what I understood to be the literal translation "One speaks Esperanto in the house" (although in this case this translation doesn't capture the actual meaning as well as the given translation) was actually passive, but I guess it is not.

        So for example "One does not simply walk into Mordor" is an active voice sentence; I had not known that. Thanks for the help Ruth!

        November 5, 2015

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

        There are ways to form the passive in Esperanto, but it rarely occurs and the preferred option is to use oni and an active voice verb. The passive is usually formed with the verb esti and a participle formed from a verb and the endings "at" for present, "it" for perfect and "ot" for predictive. For example, Li estas donata (it is given), li estas donita (it has been given) and li estas donota (it is about to be given). The different tenses of esti can be used as well. I've also seen the suffix iĝi (to become) to make a vern passive. However, as previously mentioned, the passive is very rare and most Esperantists prefer to use oni.

        August 22, 2016

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

        kial uzi "li" anstataux "gxi"?

        August 22, 2016

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

        Thank You very much, it is really helpful

        November 11, 2015

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

        Very helpful!

        Ni amas esperanton! {@style=position: fixed; bottom: 0px; right: 0px}

        November 21, 2015

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

        Amuzulo, and Esperanto in Portuguese? When?

        November 27, 2015

        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Deivid2.0

        Danke!

        February 4, 2016

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

        Great!

        February 28, 2016

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

        Esperanto is such a fascinating language. I hope to start studying it soon

        May 17, 2016

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

        Mi amas esperanton. Esperanto estas facila lerni. Mi parolas la angla kaj la hispana. Mi lernas esperanton kaj mi parolas esperanton kiel bebo. (Correct me if I'm wrong.)

        July 19, 2016

        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TheoDeRosa11

        Saluton!

        I just started Esperanto. I know that it was created by one person but are there any countries that it is commonly spoken in?

        September 6, 2016

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

        Saluton amikoj! Mi lernas Esperanton sed mi estas komencanto :)

        September 9, 2016

        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/N8heks

        Saluton Piktoll, Ankaux mi estas komencanto. :)

        October 20, 2016

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

        Saluton Piktoll, Mi estas komencanto ankaux. Kiel vi fartas?

        October 26, 2016

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

        La malbelo bebo ludas malrapide

        September 30, 2016

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

        malbela*

        September 30, 2016

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

        God, I just took my first Esperanto exam. I scored a 1.75/5.00. That horrible! I thought I was pretty good. And I just made level 8. Guess I'll just have to strengthen my skills. Uy!

        October 17, 2016

        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/N8heks

        May I ask where you took an Esperanto exam? I started learning Esperanto a few weeks ago and I am still hungry for information about it.

        :)

        October 20, 2016

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

        I took one on here. Once you get enough lingots you can take an exam.

        October 22, 2016

        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/N8heks

        Thank you very much. Kind regards

        October 23, 2016

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

        You're very welcome. Good luck. If you need someone to practice with, I'd be more than happy to help.

        October 26, 2016

        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CosmopolitaPF1

        Very useful. Thanks. We should organize a group or something like that to put all the Esperanto learners, so we can help eachother!

        November 10, 2016

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

        Saluton, mi amas lingvoj kaj mi estas komencanto. mi amas esperanto kaj mi volas paroli hun homoj.

        December 7, 2016

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

        Saluton, mi tre sxatas Esperanton ankaux. Plesuron renkonti vin cxi tie.

        December 21, 2016

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

        Il y a ce site web aussi pour trouver des correspondants, où il y a beaucoup d’espérantistes ! https://www.jaaser.com/eo/

        December 22, 2016

        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/GeoloeG-IsT

        cool! Merci / Dankon!

        December 22, 2016

        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jorge.R.Nogueras

        I found a good YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLBB45SIhHfzn_idca0N321zoayHdYEHbD) not only in Esperanto, but also with really good grammar-related videos. The host, Aaron, speaks Esperanto well and really slowly, so I think it would be good for beginners.

        He just uploaded a whole series of videos explaining the use of the suffixes "-igi / -iĝi" that I think beginners will also find pretty useful: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLBB45SIhHfzm6kddlxD--jpDhQwiOYfnK

        December 29, 2016

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

        ありがとう

        January 16, 2017

        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sorcerer978

        I started an account on Tinycards for all the lessons on Esperanto. I add more decks as I finish the lessons. Name is the same as it is on here.

        June 27, 2017

        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Laurence861

        hey guys, so im new to Esperanto, what can I do to speed up/ maximise efficiency of my learning?

        Responses appreciated, thanks

        November 28, 2017

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

        "Kurso" sur la reto...

        November 29, 2017

        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dowski22

        Thanks a lot!

        January 14, 2018

        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Henri27583

        I love Esperanto!!!!!! Thank you for starting this movement!!!!!

        September 19, 2018

        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Henri27583

        I love Esperanto!!!!!! Thank you for starting this movement!!!!!

        September 19, 2018

        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/dvg111591

        So I live in a town of 2000 people and somebody else knows esperanto. WHAT! How do we find out who that is?

        May 22, 2019

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

        Maybe some are interested in the most active esperanto subs on Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/Esperanto https://www.reddit.com/r/Esperante https://www.reddit.com/r/BonajMemeoj

        June 5, 2019

        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Guito82

        Dankon! Tre interesa!

        June 8, 2019

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

        is it possible to also compile resources for books/films/music?

        July 2, 2015

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

        Is there going to be reading content in Esperanto as there is for the other languages ?

        August 10, 2015

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

        cool

        August 12, 2015

        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Franz-Ebersburg

        Cool = mojosa en Esperanto.

        December 21, 2018

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

        Well, with Duolingo alone, if we keep growing at the same right as now, we'll reach 10 million learners by 2040. And that's not considering other Esperanto courses here from other languages. :)

        August 24, 2015

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

        Seriously? In just 25 years. I probably better sign up now - I tend to forget thinks like that, - and 25 years might not be good for my memory...

        August 24, 2015

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

        Sounds like a good idea or a lot of spam.

        Who is behind, can we trust them?

        August 24, 2015

        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Farjo1
        • 2042

        I haven't received any spam from them in the year since I signed.

        Do you know Stephen Fry (UK celebrity and all-round clever bloke)? He is number 43 and tweeted about it here: https://twitter.com/stephenfry/status/544432989703516161 But I don't know who's behind the site itself.

        August 24, 2015

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

        Thanks chuck, you're the best!

        October 4, 2015

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

        Very helpful material man, thanks!

        January 22, 2016

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

        Perfect for a Esperanto beginner like me

        Dankon ^^

        June 5, 2016

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

        Tre bone! Dankengon! ^^

        June 5, 2016

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

        wow,thank u!

        July 12, 2016

        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dra125

        Waiting for esperanto course in spanish

        August 23, 2016

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

        Thanks for the infos

        September 1, 2016

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

        voy traduciendo esto para adaptarlo al español. Jen antaŭpretigita indekso por la hispana e-kurso baldaŭ lanĉota.

        Esta publicación intenta recoger la información más importante en un solo lugar de forma ordenada.

        APRENDER ESPERANTO

        Teclados de esperanto para todos los sistemas Cultura de esperanto Hay tantas formas de aprender esperanto Cuando se usa la -n

        COMUNIDAD

        Grupo en Facebook de Alumnos de Esperanto en Duolingo Preguntas abiertas a famosos del esperanto Chats esperanto en Telegram Pasporta Servo: alojarse por el mundo en esperanto Immersion article collection

        MAPAS DE HABLANTES DE ESPERANTO

        Amikumu (app) Esperantujo.directory Duolingo-Esperantistoj (mapa mundial... aunque demasiado desordenado) Esperanto en países hispanohablantes

        EVENTOS

        Guía de principales eventos internacionales en esperanto Calendario de eventos en esperanto

        CURSO

        ¿Árbol de esperanto ya terminado? ¿Y ahora qué hago? Función Reportar/Informar: ¿Cómo y cuándo usarlo? Salón de la fama de esperanto Correcciones de Notas y Consejos Prensa sobre Duolingo Esperanto

        para foro: markdown editor http://dillinger.io/

        September 5, 2016

        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/daniel2836

        :)

        December 30, 2016

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

        I feel stupid cause I feel like I'm progressing but not remembering key vocabulary words. I often have to highlight a word cause I can't remember what it means and the I feel like is counter productive.

        December 31, 2016

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

        @amuzulo Ĉu vi povus aldoni ligilon al la jenan afiŝon al via listo? https://www.duolingo.com/comment/19955427

        January 11, 2017

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

        Great post! Thanks!

        January 12, 2017

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

        Eu finalmente consegui botar meu teclado em esperanto

        January 19, 2017

        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/--Raven--.

        I am learning esperanto. That language is like spanish

        February 5, 2017

        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Franz-Ebersburg

        Spanish - Esperanto ¡Buenos días! = Bonan matenon ¡Buenas tardes! = Bonan vesperon ¿Cómo estás? = Kiel vi fartas? Bien, gracias. = Bone, dankon. ¿Cómo te llamas? = Kio estas via nomo? Me llamo Pedro = Mia nomo estas Pedro.

        Spanish and Esperanto are very different. Esperanto is much easier to learn than any other language.

        December 21, 2018

        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kiriharakyouhei1

        I've loved it!

        February 8, 2017

        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lisa0736

        I have been enjoying this course a lot. But I find as I get farther and farther along, the dialog I'm supposed to translate is longer and is spoken faster and faster. Yeah, I know I'm supposed to be able to translate it at this point but it's too fast and the turtle doesn't work to slow it down. I've tried the slow turtle icon on several different computers and it doesn't work on any of them so I don't think it's the computer. Can this be hooked up somehow? It would really help on those few long sentences that are spoken in warp speed.

        Thanks.

        February 26, 2017

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

        We are very sorry that it is not possible to slow down natural recorded speech (such as that used in the Esperanto course) on the Duolingo platform. Only courses with synthetic text-to-speech (such as the original French, Spanish and German) have the button that slows down speech.

        February 26, 2017

        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lisa0736

        Thank you - that makes sense.

        I sure hope that the dialog isn't this fast for the rest of the course. As the sentences get longer some are so fast I can't hear the small words that are in the sentence. I listen to some 5-10 times and still miss the word. Perhaps as I learn what is supposed to be there, my brain will add the missing words but in the meantime I'll mark those that I can't understand.

        February 26, 2017

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

        I promise that it gets easier with time. If you're not too shy, you can try to practice via Skype—the obvious benefit of having a live partner is, of course, the ability to say, "Mi pardonpetas; bonvole parolu pli malrapide."

        Here's a little-known secret: a Japanese Esperantist by the name of Faro hosts Esperanto "conferences" via Skype each morning (rain or shine) from 7:30AM EST. Participants hail from all sorts of places, including Russia, Hungary, China, Iran, Germany, Brazil and the U.S.. All levels welcome. Everyone is very friendly :D

        If this sounds interesting to you, simply send a friend-request via Skype to

        uea.faro

        February 26, 2017

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

        Great thread, amazulo! : D

        March 14, 2017

        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ShadowBonnie109

        WOW

        March 15, 2017

        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/R0ss12344

        Nice ^_^

        March 17, 2017

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

        Maybe this has already been answered, but is there the possibility of a fluency counter in the future? It seems like it might be interesting. Thanks!

        March 20, 2017

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

        Wow! Useful. Wow! What sort of profiles... :-o

        March 21, 2017

        [deactivated user]

          Dankon por ĉi tiu listo! Ĝi estas tre utila! :D

          March 24, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/C-2015

          Very well. Very helpful. Thanks.

          April 9, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/oliver603111

          Is there a reason that there is no "words" tab on the top, like in Spanish? it's really helpful to have

          April 17, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/th00rn

          I think somewhere I read it's "Duolingo official" vs "Community" made courses.

          April 17, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Emir563142

          Ni estas numero unu

          April 20, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/fleckvieh21

          thanks thats great!

          May 8, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/bani32

          I wish I had 3000 lingots.

          June 13, 2017

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

          Why is there no words tab for Esperanto? I know it's one of the most basic Duolingo features and not the most useful, but I like it in other languages.

          June 29, 2017

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

          Dankon!

          October 1, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/cloug2207

          Very complete and useful.

          October 29, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/raulGKr2a

          Dankon!

          December 4, 2017

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

          Grandega !!!!!! Dankegon

          December 9, 2017

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

          Great

          December 23, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mat340620

          SUPER

          January 2, 2018

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

          Wow this post is so nicely made!

          January 6, 2018

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

          Dankon!

          February 1, 2018

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

          Dankon !!

          February 8, 2018

          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Monahan.H

          Thanks, this is great!

          February 26, 2018

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

          Hey, thanks! Why not add this link to the "Community" Section: Become a Friend of Esperanto (in case you are still too noob to join UEA) http://esperanto.net/en/friends-of-esperanto/

          March 10, 2018

          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/alessandro533629

          Bonega propono. Dankon

          March 10, 2018

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

          I have just joined the Telegram Esperanto chat and I managed to say hi, respond to a question correctly and ask a simple question. As a beginner, what a milestone for me!

          September 7, 2018

          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/alessandro533629

          Gratulojn.

          September 7, 2018

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

          Dankon pro ĉi tio, amiko!

          October 9, 2018

          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MarilenaMi55855

          hello, is there a live messenger for esperanto learners we can use? i am a beginner and i want to practice. i wrote this when finishing my first lesson. any corrections are welcomed! hohoho :)

          LA VIRINO

          Mi estas la virino Vi estas la matenon Mi diras : ‘Kiel vi fartas ?’ Mi dormas bone Gradulon! Pardonu, mi ne fartas bone Mi estas la virino Vi estas la vesperon Mi diras : ‘Kiel vi fartas ?’ Mi dormas bone Gradulon! Pardonu, mi ne fartas bone Bonan nokton , virino Vi laboras multe Bonvenon en fantazio Gis la revido!

          December 12, 2018

          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Novian12

          You could use telegram it's a phone application with a lot of esperantists on it.

          December 12, 2018

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

          Is there any Esperanto group we could join? If not we could create one.... :)

          December 12, 2018

          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dalla-Jennard
          December 12, 2018

          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/diego201978

          fun read

          March 8, 2019

          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ChenDan93

          Esperanto is cool

          May 15, 2019

          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/wolf745780

          yo

          July 12, 2019

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

          Thank you!

          July 18, 2019

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

          Thank you!

          July 18, 2019

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

          Certe ĉi tiu estas Mega Post pri Esperanto! Dankegon!

          September 16, 2019

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

          I would suggest that a good project for the Esperanto community might be to translate Lord Of This World by Robert Hugh Benson into Esperanto.

          September 30, 2019

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

          I have a question. In the Tips & Notes of the Animals section, it says that you should use the vir- prefix to indicate that something is male. However, this is unofficial (IIRC), and I prefer the suffic -iĉ-, as it fits better with -in-. I'm not asking that you remove vir-, but maybe think about adding -iĉ- in the notes? Thanks for reading.

          July 2, 2015

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

          Adding vir- in front of an animal name to make it male is official. As RuthKC said, -iĉ is not.

          July 2, 2015

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

          i have a question. what makes something official in esperanto i see your name is amuzulo and when i searched the word i got nothing but then i searched for amuzo and it was "fun " so i think amuzulo is "fun person " but is it really a word in espernato or you just made it up. and what does a made up word official since in espernato you can mix and create words and make a new word just like "amuzulo " .how can i know if the word i made is wrong and not acceptable ?

          July 3, 2015

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

          I have to thank Anna Löwenstein for this explanation:

          Official words in Esperanto are those which appear in "Fundamento de Esperanto" and in the nine official additions to the Fundamento approved by the Academy of Esperanto. Zamenhof's "Fundamento de Esperanto" was published in 1905, and at the 1st World Congress of Esperanto that same year, its contents were declared to be the unchanging and unchangeable basis of the language. This protects the language from constant destabilizing reform proposals. The Fundamento consists of the basic grammatical rules, basic language exercises, and the "Universal Dictionary" consisting of 900 words (or more precisely, roots), with one-word translations into French, English, German, Russian and Polish.

          Since then, the Academy of Esperanto and its predecessor, the Lingva Komitato, have made nine official additions to the Universal Dictionary, the latest in 2007, consisting of 2182 additional roots. It should be remembered that a root in Esperanto can be used to form nouns, verbs, adjectives, compounds, and other complex words with the addition of affixes, so those 2182 roots take you a lot further than the same number of English words.

          To know if a word is official, look in PIV. Fundamental words are marked with an asterisk, official words with a small raised figure 1-8. The 9th Official Addition to the Universal Dictionary was published after the latest edition of PIV, and so is not included. It can be found on the Academy's website at http://www.akademio-de-esperanto.org/oficialaj_informoj/oficialaj_informoj_8_2007.html.

          July 11, 2015

          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/balou67

          Roots are official or not. Then you do whatever you want with them as long as it has a meaning and respects the rules of word-making and grammar. Amuzo is official, ulo is official, then amuzulo is absolutely correct because it means something understandable.

          July 3, 2015

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

          We are not discussing -iĉ- in the notes, and are not accepting or teaching it, as it is not a standard affix.

          July 2, 2015

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

          There is a difference between unofficial things, and against the Fundamento things. To be against the Fundamento means that is incompatible with the grammar, so not usable at all. In this case -iĉ is incompatible with the actual genre system, so that's why it is just not Esperanto, not even unofficially. Unofficial things that aren't incompatible with the grammar could be usable.

          July 11, 2015

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

          -iĉ- is not incompatible, you can use it as a synonym of vir-. The use of -iĉ- in words like "patro" would be superfluous because you already know that "patro" is male (as "ŝi estas mia amikino" is superfluous), but still not against the fundamento. May be, changing the meaning of patro, making it neutral, would be against the fundamento, but you don't have to change its meaning to use -iĉ- AT LEAST WITH OTHER WORDS. So -iĉ- is unofficial.

          July 13, 2015

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

          Only a person who doesn't know well the grammar can say that. In fact your own message it's a prove that it's imcompatible but of course, you don't know what are you saying. No offense. Just think this: if it wouldn't be a problem, nobody would complain about it. It's not a question of dogmas, but common sense. Don't introduce irregularities in this language.

          July 13, 2015

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

          I'm just giving my opinion, if you have other opinion, explain why I'm wrong. "Just think this": if global warming were a problem, people would stop using cars, or they would do SOMETHING, ANYTHING to solve the problem, but most people don't try to change things.

          July 13, 2015

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

          rev_ero, I'm not telling you which proposal I like most, I'm saying that there are many ways to use -iĉ- laŭfundamente. The word patro won't change, it's male, but there might be a solution to the problem, such as creating a new word meaning "parent". EDIT: gendered words create more problems than solutions, because there isn't a standard way of using -in- and ge- because they are sometimes taught the wrong way

          July 13, 2015

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

          This discussion is going nowhere, you keep asuming I'm a beginner, and because of that you don't respect my opinion. You keep talking about a fact that haven't been metioned. I won't change my mind and you seem to be unlikely to do so.

          July 13, 2015

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

          Oh my god. How many times you need to read this: LEARN THE GRAMMAR PROPERLY. Yeah you have your opinion. But opinions never have been OVER facts. Your opinion lacks of consistence because you don't know the language properly.

          And by the way, climate change is a fact, and opinions aren't going to change that. This case is the same. Your opinions won't change the fact.

          July 13, 2015

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

          No, I don't have an opinion. It's that what you are misunderstanding here. I have knowledge. Your are wrong among other things because there are at least three proposals of use with that suffix, so which one should the people use, the one they randomly like as you do? So, what? How, then, should I understand the word patro, as male genre or as neutral? Please, first learn the language properly. Don't touch the grammar.

          Don't think you are right just because you can't see a problem in something, or because you think that people will think like you sooner or later because you are “right”. In this case that suffix gives more problems than solutions.

          July 13, 2015

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

          Just to be clear. 1st: I checked you are beginner. 2nd: I don't respect your opinion because you are wrong, and wrong opinions deserve not respect (I'm not talking about persons, but opinions). BUT I didn't want (and won't) to discuss this with you because you don't know the grammar. Not enough.

          July 13, 2015

          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mirville2

          It is like inventing a new word subject to all regular word composition rules, so it doesn't go against the fundamento. Vir is for male adults. Virbovo, a bull, an adult male of the bovine species. Virdancisto, a male adult professional dancer, not knabdancisto nor dancisteto, not a little boy dancing. Dancistino, any female dancer, girl (dancistetino, or knabina dancisto) or mature woman (virindancisto, or virina dancisto). So why not a short easy-suffixing word like iĉ- for any male of the animal species or human role, small or big, young or old? Zamenhof is his time did not feel the need of it, as all the cultures he met with, even the most exotic ones, seemed to share the Victorian gender ethos, but now the needs are different. There is a word for offspring, both animal and human and also abstract : id- , even though one routinely uses filo and filino. The presence of iĉ- likewise wouldn't do away with vir-. There should be likewise the easy suffixing word ab- to denote parenthood and immediate ancestry or origin as the converse of id-, it is easily understood as it stems from ab in Arabic, Hebrew, Aramaic and also from latin and germanic preposition ab which means coming from. The rule fixed by Z is that when the root word is present in five major languages it should be given de facto right of entry into Esperanto.

          May 23, 2019

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

          There isn't a genre system since genre is just part of the meaning of some words in esperanto, it DOESN'T have gramatical gender*

          July 13, 2015

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

          Again: learn the language properly. Then we will can discus about this, but probably it won't be needed.

          July 13, 2015

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

          Why do you think I'm a beginner?

          July 13, 2015

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

          It's evident. ;)

          July 13, 2015

          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AdamTong5

          Please Give me lingot

          January 29, 2019

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

          me too :D

          January 29, 2019

          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PSBoy100

          What is the point of Esperanto anyway, like is it the main language of any country?

          September 30, 2015

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

          It is a neutral international language created by Dr. L.L. Zamenhof in the late 1800's. For detailed information, please see the Wikipedia article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Esperanto

          September 30, 2015

          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PSBoy100

          But why would anyone go through the trouble of learning it, what's the use?

          September 30, 2015

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

          People learn it for a number of reasons. To give a few examples: it is fun to learn, much easier to learn than any natural language, and surprisingly well-designed once you get to know it, which adds to the enjoyment. Or: you like the idea behind the language: that people from all over the world should be able to speak to each other in an easy, neutral language without giving up their own language or culture. Or: you can meet other Esperanto speakers from all over the world who are really cool and interesting people because they share this idea. Those are the main reasons for me, but there are others.

          September 30, 2015

          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jirka92122

          Also by learning Esperanto, you are making it more likely to succeed. Similar questions can be asked as to why do people edit Wikipedia, why do people sign petitions and vote, or write free software, these activities have no tangible benefit to the individual, and possibly make just a very tiny difference for others. Yet still people do them. You can also ask about why do people learn to play a musical instrument. Most people who play a musical instrument will not make money or get any direct benefit from playing it. Yet still, people do it.

          September 30, 2015

          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/rsf138

          Awesome answer dude!

          September 30, 2015

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

          Great answer!

          November 5, 2015

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

          Kaj mi ankaux pensas esperantistoj mojosha!

          September 30, 2015

          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Franz-Ebersburg

          Mi skribus: "mojosa".

          December 21, 2018

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

          uosuaq +1 The #1 world language today is English, it is not a question. However, it is not fair for other nations. If you were born at the "right" place, you started with advantage, you knows the most important world language and don't have to learn hundreds of hours to do it so. You can use that time to master your profession, make money, etc.

          Just imagine that how the world would change if the world language would become Chinese. Everyone would need to learn it as a foreign language, except the 1.36 billion Chinese who'd enjoy economic and other advantages from the moment they were born. Every available job post would start with "Only with native or fluent Chinese can apply". You could see why we need a neutral language that everyone in any nation needs to learn beside his/her native language.

          English is not that easy as Esperanto. Therefore it is better to learn EO. It takes less time. In fact, Esperanto is already a world language (people speak it at every corner of the world) just with far less speaker than English.

          When I will speak English well enough I'll start to learn Esperanto. (Or maybe sooner because I can't wait.) Every speaker of Esperanto could be a reason to learn it. Maybe one time I'll become one of it. That is how a language spreads.

          September 30, 2015

          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/chapu410

          Zer0CT let's start, you speak english very well, i think better than me, and it is no required be the best speaker on the world, i'm starting to learning esperaton because is a new way to improve my mental skills, my live is no only money i enjoy learn new thinks, and esperanto is good option to increse memory, point of view of the world, better compression about languages, etc.

          September 30, 2015

          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PSBoy100

          maybe you should work on your English a bit more. : )

          November 11, 2015

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

          @Zer0CT Studying Esperanto might help you with learning English. I've seen (non-U.S.) teachers post that their students learn English quicker when they also study Esperanto at the same time.

          October 18, 2015

          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PSBoy100

          Sorry, I have not been on duolingo for a while so I just read your post. That does sound reasonable enough.

          October 7, 2015

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

          I have got the Golden Owl in the English course. I can study more Esperanto from now (besides exercising English and participate in its lecture discussions). :)

          November 5, 2015

          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kayo-ChanK

          My personal answer to this: I like learning Esperanto because, like uosuaq said, I like the idea of everyone being able to speak to each other regardless of country or nationality. I also like the fact that it is easy to learn, and since a lot of the words either are similar to their English counterparts or have Latin/Greek roots that I recognize, I often can guess the meaning of a word or phrase even if I haven't learned it yet. Credit to jirka92122 for the amazing insight. They have a very good point. In general, learning a new language (at least in my case) helps me get closer to that country. One of my favorite book trilogies is based off of Imperial Russia, and some words and phrases used in the book have Russian roots, even if they are modified. After finishing the trilogy, I wanted to learn more about Russia, and so I started learning the language. I haven't really been keeping up with my lessons, but I'm hoping to get back into the swing of things very soon. I also love watching anime and Japanese cultures is interesting and fun for me, so I'd like to learn Japanese as well. I haven't started my course yet, but I will soon. In any case, a country has to have some significant meaning to me before I even bother with the language. The anime "Hetalia" pretty much opened my eyes to every single country, so I have a wide range of interests, and I'm a huge Indiana Jones geek so ancient languages like Egyptian hieroglyphs and Sanskrit hold my interest as well. It's really a matter of personal preference. I can't really say that anyone should or shouldn't learn a language, because it's really up to them. But I CAN say that I like these languages, because again, it's a matter of opinion and what you want to do. Does that make sense?

          March 1, 2018

          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/e7Zo3

          watermelon

          June 1, 2016

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

          akvomelono

          June 1, 2016

          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/giorgi3092

          I have a noob question. Esperanto is a made-up language according to my information and why do people learn it at all? Who speaks that language casually??

          August 23, 2016

          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sorcerer978

          No one speaks Esperanto casually. It was created as a language that any European could learn easily. This would make it easy for people to talk to each other. It's the same difficulty for a German and a Spaniard to learn Esperanto, whereas if they were to learn each other's languages it would be harder. Basically the creator wanted to unite Europe and thought it would be easier to make a language everyone could learn than to just pick an existing one.

          June 27, 2017

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

          I think there are many people who speak esperanto casually - it is not exactly the language of trade. If you mean "every day", well, not so many, but there are some, couples who both know the language will speak it to each other. Fair enough, maybe less than 1000 people in the whole world are in this situation (maybe more, does anyone know the answer?) but it is more than "no one".

          February 13, 2018

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

          Technically speaking, all languages are "made up." Esperanto simply stands apart from other "natural languages" as a "planned language." Reasons to learn it vary from individual to individual; some use it as a 'stepping stone" towards learning another language (Google: propaedeutic value of Esperanto) while others may learn it because they subscribe to the ideals represented by the language and its community. Who speaks it? Plenty; people from diverse countries and diverse backgrounds. Learn it and find out ;-)

          February 26, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Franz-Ebersburg

          Mi parolas Esperanton.

          Kongresoj ekzemple: https://uea.org/kongresoj

          https://ijk2019.tejo.org/aligxintoj/

          December 21, 2018

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

          Esperando is for newbs.

          March 9, 2016

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

          Definitely! Learning Esperanto gave an amazing confidence boost in terms of my own abilities for language acquisition. I am now able to pursue the more difficult languages I previously thought impossible :) Esperanto was the perfect intro for a language noob like myself

          March 9, 2016

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

          That's awesome =)

          March 11, 2016

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

          100+ y.o newbs?

          March 9, 2016

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

          Mia kaŝnomo por ligo-de-legendoj: Arlekeno

          Venu, "nub," kaj pretiĝu esti venkita.

          February 7, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/alessandro533629

          Certe. Per gxi oni alproksimigxas pli facile al fremdaj amikoj kaj interesigxi al ilia lingvo.

          September 25, 2018

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

          Can someone please do Ido?

          November 12, 2017

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

          Kial?

          November 29, 2017

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

          What countries even use Esperanto? NoWherez. It doesn't even sound kewl?

          March 16, 2016

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

          You know, I agree...it doesn't sound cool. I'd heard of both Esperanto and Volapük before I knew anything about either of them, and as far as names go, "Volapük" sounds pretty cool, whereas "Esperanto" sounds like a dialect of Spanish. So back before I knew anything, I would have said "Volapük" was the cool language. After learning a bit of Volapük, though, it seems like a real mess, and I only think it had its ten years of popularity because there was a real hunger for an international language at that time (1880s), and it was the main contender. I'm not saying there are no good ideas in the design of Volapük, but...it's obvious why Esperanto took its place, and is still here. As for what countries have Esperanto speakers...easier to name the ones that don't, probably. I'll start: North Korea.

          March 16, 2016

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

          North Koreans do not speak Esperanto?

          March 17, 2016

          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Franz-Ebersburg

          Jes, ekzistas Esperanto-parolantoj en Norda Koreio.

          Legu la artikolon “Novaj esperantistoj naskiĝas en Norda Koreio“ en la gazeto „esperanto – UEA, decembro 2018, paĝoj 252-254.

          December 21, 2018

          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Drile1421

          I don't mean to be rude, or instead of rude, a total face palm, but what exactly IS Esperanto?

          June 20, 2015

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

          It is a language created by Dr. L.L. Zamenhof in the late 1800's. For detailed information, please see the Wikipedia article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Esperanto

          June 20, 2015

          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Drile1421

          Dankon! :)

          June 20, 2015

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

          How did you get to level 6 without finding that out?

          June 21, 2015

          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Drile1421

          Oh, I knew, I just wanted to make sure my definition was correct.

          June 22, 2015

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

          Are you trying to troll or be funny? Either way, you're terrible at it.

          July 13, 2015
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