So I started working on a course on Memrise today. I've been trying to add words of peoples interest. Military, politics, 911/Emergency, medical/ sports, religion etc. I'm hoping that people will see that Esperanto can be used for these things too. It can be a "cool" language as well.
Anyway, I wanted to ask if some people can try it out and see if there's any mistakes so far. If you can give me some suggestions of course ideas and or new words for existing courses. Right now there's about 18 courses and 200 words, so it's really small. I plan to keep adding a little everyday as long as people are interested. I'm adding sound and adding new words.
Thank you in advance.
PS. I'll give you 3 lingots if you get 20,000 xp on the Memrise course. :)
Are you recording your own sounds, or using the Esperanto audio database (from users) that is already on Memrise?
Because here would be a good place to warn people that that database is full of absolutely incorrect pronunciations. When I use Memrise I always take off my headphones because I don't want to get used to the wrong pronunciation. They are wrong a surprising amount of the time, like almost half. Don't know if you are recording/screening them yourself but just a heads up. I went through the first ten or so words on your course and the pronunciations seem to be OK except for milito which is pronounced with the accent on the wrong syllable (MIL-it-o instead of mil-IT-o).
But you definitely have a cool collection of words here, thanks for contributing!
Why no typing?
EDIT1: After way too much (in my opinion) religious words, there was finally an awesome gym level... with only two words! I'd like to see some common exercises in Esperanto, as well as some muscles and body parts there :)
EDIT2: The technology level is also pretty... empty. There are only two words which are pretty much the same in English and Esperanto (it's just a transcription, really). C'mon, technology is the awesomest thing around there - there are sure many awesome words here ;)
EDIT3: Finished it in one go; took me a bit more than one hour. Well, it was fun. Too easy in my opinion (not to mention there is no typing, which makes it even easier because I just need to recognize a word), and boring at times because of lots of very similar words with just ending changed, or things like fiziko, astrofiziko, atomfiziko, metafiziko, geofiziko...
Found a few weird things and posted about it on the course's forum.
I just meant to be constructive. It would be way more fun and useful to learn words which are at least a bit different from their English counterparts - scientific stuff tends to be the same in all languages, even in Esperanto.
It's not really "learning" words when more than 2/3 of them are just transcription of English.