It seems like only yesterday that I made a blog entry entitled Apostrophe “S” – well that’s close because that entry was published October 25, 2010. Well, anyways, Tim Higgins made a comment to that entry in which he mentioned Esperanto. Over the years, I have read several of Tim’s writings in which he has mentioned Esperanto. Because of Tim’s latest reference, I have been inspired me to make this blog entry about Esperanto.
As you can read in the Wikipedia article, “Esperanto is the most widely spoken constructed international auxiliary language. Its name derives from Doktoro Esperanto (Dr. Hopeful), the pseudonym under which L. L. Zamenhof published the first book detailing Esperanto, the Unua Libro, in 1887.” Click over to read the entire Wikipedia Esperanto article.
While Esperanto is not intended to replace a person’s native language, it does serve the purpose of serving as a common second language. Esperanto-USA is a nonprofit educational association that has its own web site that you can visit by clicking here.
If you would like to try to learn Esperanto over the internet, I suggest you click on over to visit the website lernu! that states it “is a multilingual website which aims to inform internet users about Esperanto and help them to learn it, easily and free of charge.”
p.s. Thank you, Tim Higgins of Just Blowing Smoke…, for the inspiration.