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Should I learn Esperanto?

Esperanto

Esperanto is a language that was designed to be as easy as possible to learn with the hope of becoming a secondary language to help with cross-culture communication.  The first book about Esperanto was published in 1887, and since then many people have learned and used the language for many different reasons and endeavors.

 

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Yes, you should learn Esperanto

No, you shouldn't learn Esperanto

Esperanto's Usefulness

Esperanto speakers are everywhere.  Almost anywhere in the world you want to go, you can look up Esperanto speakers who enjoy meeting foreigners.  Instead of learning multiple different languages to travel around the world, you can learn just one.

Esperanto's Usefulness

There are not many Esperanto speakers anywhere.  You don't often accidentally bump into an Esperanto speaker.

Effective use of Time

Learning Esperanto is easy and takes a fraction of the time as learning another language.  Also, if you currently only know one language, learning Esperanto as your second language will help you learn other languages faster.

Effective use of Time

There are other languages that would be of more use to you.  If you know where you want to travel, then you should learn the language of that area rather than Esperanto.

Using Esperanto

Esperanto is a fully viable language, with books, music, and festivals all available in the language.  Many people have gotten married when Esperanto was their only common language, and chose to use Esperanto as the language of the home.  Many people who learn second languages later in life find that it never feels natural, but because Esperanto is easy to learn, it feels like a native tongue.

Using Esperanto

The Esperanto community is small and opportunities to use the language can be hard to find.

First-Hand Accounts

If you get a chance to speak with an Esperanto speaker, they will tell you about how the use of the language has enriched their lives.  They are grateful for the opportunity to meet and talk with people around the world that they never could have spoken to in either native language.  Some of them choose Esperanto to be the native language in their home after marrying another Esperanto speaker.

First-Hand Accounts

First-hand accounts often come from those who are advocating for the use of the language, and do not necessarily represent the full spectrum of experiences that people have had learning the language. 

 

Should People Learn Esperanto?

Do people who learn Esperanto benefit from having learned it?

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I am an Esperanto Speaker and I benefited from learning the language.
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I am not an Esperanto speaker, but I think that learning Esperanto would be beneficial.
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I am an Esperanto Speaker and I didn't benefit from learning the language.
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I am not an Esperanto speaker, but I don't think that learning Esperanto would be beneficial.
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  • Mi parolis Esperanton la tutan vivon ankaŭ hejme kun mia anglalingva edzino kaj kun niaj trilingvaj filoj. Per Espernato mi konis la mondon kaj la homojn en maniero, kiun mi ne estus farinta per la itala aŭ per la angla. Amike, Renato

  • Thanks for your comment Renato. (Dankon) We'll integrate your feedback into the article, expanding on how personal the benefit of Esperanto can be, and ensuring people know that it is a completely viable full-time language. (Denove, multajn dankojn. Mi respondis per la angla cxar mi volas ke tiuj kiuj ne estas esperantistoj kompreni. Ankaux, mi ne suficxe ofte uzas la lingvon kaj mi certe eraras, kaj por tio mi bedauras.)

  • Guest (Petro)

    Saluton al ĉiuji (salut à tous). Jes, mi parolas Esperanton, kaj ŝatus disdividi la lingvon inter vi, aliaj uzantoj el la tuta mondo (oui, je parle Esperanto et aimerais partager la langue parmi vous, les autres utilisateurs du monde entier). Kiel dirus budhisma monaĥo: ĉion eblan bonon, mi deziras al vi ! (comme dirait un moine bouddhiste: je vous souhaite tout le bien possible !

  • Guest (Petro)

    Mi estas franca kaj forte subtenas la lingvon, kiu ebligis al mi alparoli al eksterlandaj amikoj, nature kaj juste, kiel ĉiuj anoj de la planedo. Korajn salutojn !

  • Dankon pro via komento Petro. Ankaux mi subtenas la lingvon. Tial mi skribis tiun cxi artikolon. ChoiceStorm estas aro de verkistoj kiu kunskribas la artikoloj. Mi invitas iun membrigxi kaj helpi min skribi pri Esperanto.

  • Guest (Petro)

    Mi ne trovis mian komenton !!!

  • Mi bedauras, la komentoj de gastoj ne montras gxis oni permesdonas.
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  • Guest (Petro)

    In reply to: Neil NP

    Dankon por la vivsigno! Mi volas gratuli vin, tamen lernu Esperanton, por pli bone paroli kun denaskaj Esperantistoj, kiuj certe ĝuos viajn klopodojn! Ekz. kiam vi uzas vorton, kiu vokas la u-modon (volitivon), nepre uzu tiun modon, dankon!

  • Guest (Ronaldo)

    I don't call it "universal", because that will give people the wrong idea. There is no language that is universal in the sense that *every* thought and feeling can be expressed in it. Esperanto was never meant to become universal in the sense that it would replace all other languages on the local or national level.

  • Thanks for the feedback, I included that in the article update.
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    Thanks again!

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