Can we use eklernas here instead of komencas lerni?
Why is the language name sometimes prefaced with "la" and sometimes not? I'm speaking strictly of sentences that don't include "the" before the language name.
For all languages we shorten them from, for example, "la angla lingvo" to just "la angla", but for constructed languages like esperanto itself we just use its name
“La” is before adjective named languages.