I don’t swear! I find that if I use up the swear words in day-to-day situations, I will have nothing to use in the critical moments when I actually need to let the steam out. Interestingly, when I do get those moments, I still do not really swear. But I need to know that such . . . → Read More: Swearing in esperanto
When I speak to other people about Esperanto, they often ask whether there are any practical uses to knowing the language beyond the language itself.
I used to talk about Pasporta Servo, ability to listen to other countries’ radio and global community. Now I just go straight for the big guns.
I ask them whether . . . → Read More: Speed learn a language through Esperanto
Most of the comments to this blog are – unfortunately – spam. WordPress’s Akismet filters them out and I periodically review and delete them all. I don’t know why I bother, but once I had a real comment black-listed, so I keep making the effort. It is also semi-interesting to see how the spam attacks . . . → Read More: Spam comments in esperanto?
There is a fight brewing between David Rothman of TeleRead and Bill Janssen of Plucker fame. The point of contention (as I understand the issue) is what would be good format to produce e-books in.
Bill’s position is that any format that is not already accepted (specifically not html) is a lock-in and a disadvantage, . . . → Read More: On open e-book standards and whether translating to Esperanto will bring more readers?
Many people say that they become vegetarians because they can not keep thinking that the meat they were eating came from a real animal – cow or sheep.
The rest of us can handle this problem by not thinking about the connection in too many details. Fortunately English, Russian and probably other languages help us . . . → Read More: Is Esperanto converting people to vegetarianism
Nice short video about things one could do after (and during) learning Esperanto (via Amuzulo). No surprise to anyone – except Esperanto-bashers – that one can do pretty much anything – travel, read books, make friends, play games, participate in congresses with thousands of people, etc). Any new language is a cross-cutting experience, Esperanto is . . . → Read More: Esperanto is … a bit of everything
I am an idealist inside. But I keep that well hidden. So, when I look at something that needs to be done, I search for the low hanging fruit. Grand ambitions are fine, but if they are not backed up by the near term useful solutions, everything will stagnate and die.
With Esperanto, the core . . . → Read More: About Esperanto without nonsense
Every couple of years World Esperanto Association (UEA) makes a statement at United Nations to pay more attention to linguistic inequality and (at least a couple of years ago) to consider teaching Esperanto as per UNESCO’s recommendation in 1985. Usually nothing happens out of it. UEA is an NGO registered with United Nations, but there . . . → Read More: Petitioning United Nations to recognize Esperanto as the international language