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Esperanto, anyone?

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Esperanto, anyone?

Postby Huny » Sun Jun 11, 2006 10:34 pm

Esperanto. I have just heard of this "Language". Have I been walking around with my head up in the clouds all my life or what? I looked it up on the enternet and got a mixed bag of information. I mean I was flabbergasted! How many of you have heard of it? Wait--maybe I don't want to hear the answer to that one. Just in case I am not the only one ignorant of the language, here is one definition I came across-(from what I understand-people still speak Esperanto, even in th U.S.!)

Esperanto (ĕspərän′ tō), an artificial language introduced in 1887 and intended by its inventor, Dr. Ludwik Lejzer Zamenhof (1859–1917), a Polish oculist and linguist, to ease communication between speakers of different languages. In the 20th cent. it has been taught in schools and universities throughout the world but has not received wide acceptance as an international language. Its grammar and lexicon are relatively unfamiliar to users who do not know other Indo-European languages; its syntax, spelling, and pronunciation are influenced especially by Slavonic
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Postby Brazilian dude » Sun Jun 11, 2006 10:42 pm

All infinitives end in -i.
Present forms end in -as.
Past forms end in -is.
Future forms end in -os.
All nouns end in -o.
All adjectives end in -a.
Most adverbs end in -e.
Accusative marker: -n.
Plural marker: -j.

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Postby gailr » Sun Jun 11, 2006 11:03 pm

My personal opinion remains that Esperanto was a sweet idea, but one destined to *not* catch on. Yes, there are people all over the world who enjoy speaking and writing in it; a nice hobby and a way to make friends in many different cultures.

Of course, the same can be said for the people who write to each other in Klingon, Lapine, or Elvish.

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Postby Huny » Sun Jun 11, 2006 11:23 pm

gailr wrote:My personal opinion remains that Esperanto was a sweet idea, but one destined to *not* catch on. Yes, there are people all over the world who enjoy speaking and writing in it; a nice hobby and a way to make friends in many different cultures.

Of course, the same can be said for the people who write to each other in Klingon, Lapine, or Elvish.




gailr,I was thinking along the same lines as you-- a fun way for international communication. Maybe the fact that it never caught on is the reason I never heard of it. Like I say, ya learn something new every day. By the way, you know people who still write in Klingon? lol :lol: And I never knew that Elvis has his own language. :wink:
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Postby gailr » Sun Jun 11, 2006 11:28 pm

Huny wrote:By the way, you know people who still write in Klingon?


I did not say that I know these people, only that I know they exist!
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Postby Huny » Sun Jun 11, 2006 11:46 pm

gailr wrote:
Huny wrote:By the way, you know people who still write in Klingon?


I did not say that I know these people, only that I know they exist!
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My bad!! (I cannot stop laughing!! oy vey! ) :lol:
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Postby Bailey » Mon Jun 12, 2006 12:23 am

I heard those rumors too but I haven't personally substantiated it.

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Postby bugmenot » Mon Jun 12, 2006 12:58 am

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Postby Huny » Mon Jun 12, 2006 12:59 am

Bailey wrote:
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not -Mark btw (mark is not my name it's my chop)


Please excuse my ignorance, but what is "chop"?
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Postby Huny » Mon Jun 12, 2006 1:02 am

Oh, no!! Another spam, two posts above!! Yuck? --Wait just a minute! Someone has been monitoring our posts and picked up on our thread about Esperanto and spamed us. Not Funny!!
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Postby bugmenot » Mon Jun 12, 2006 1:05 am

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Postby Huny » Mon Jun 12, 2006 1:14 am

bugmenot wrote:"Above all, always keep an open mind"
Look, Jerk. Back off!!
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Is not spam

Postby bugmenot » Mon Jun 12, 2006 1:39 am

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Re: Is not spam

Postby Huny » Mon Jun 12, 2006 1:46 am

bugmenot wrote:It is not necessary that insult me.

I jus found this forum (in technorati) and as I know something about esperanto I wanted to collaborate.

If you do not like my contribution is your problem.

Or perhaps you are an Esperanto-phobic?


What a coincidence, you just happened along when we were discussing the subject--Or maybe I am seeing you for what you really are- a spamer. If you are not a spamer, then why did you erase your first, second, and third posts?
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Postby bugmenot » Mon Jun 12, 2006 2:17 am

Thanks by the insults
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