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Language: Esperanto

  • Apr 03, 2012
  • 08:09 PM

Esperanto lovers blaze trail on new EU petition

Europe Online Magazine
Brussels (dpa) - Should the European Union recommend that citizens use the invented language Esperanto when singing its anthem? That is one of the questions the EU‘s executive was left to ponder this week, after citizens on Sunday acquired the right to submit petitions for new legislation.
  • Mar 15, 2012
  • 02:59 PM

Esperantists to visit Ballarat

Ballarat Courier
VICTORIAN Esperantists will be visiting Ballarat this Sunday celebrating the 125th anniversary of the language. The simple language was created by Dr Ludwig Lazarus Zamenhof in the late 19th century as a way of breaking language and cultural barriers. It can be learnt in less than one year.
  • Mar 15, 2012
  • 01:07 AM

While English is becoming the norm, the number of new (artificial) languages is expanding

Suzette Haden Elgin created Láadan, a language aimed to be used by women. It was based on the concept that Western natural languages may be better suited for expressing the views of men, with women expressing how one feels about what one is saying, without being forced to respond "I know I said that, but I meant this" (Láaden has a word, "bala", that means "I’m angry for a reason but nothing can be done about it"...
  • Mar 01, 2012
  • 02:59 PM

Google Can Now Translate Esperanto

MyFox Atlanta
Google Translate has announced its 64th supported language – the artificial Esperanto. Google said in a blog post that the language "has hundreds of thousands of active speakers, millions of people with some knowledge of the language, and even a few hundred people who learned it from birth, taught by their parents."
  • Feb 15, 2012
  • 02:57 PM

Students talk over new language plan

Stoke & Staffordshire
LANGUAGE students have launched a campaign to see Esperanto adopted as an international tongue. This year marks the 125th anniversary of the invention of Esperanto – devised by Ludwig Lazarus Zamenhof in 1887.
  • Nov 16, 2011
  • 06:42 PM

Elvish, Klingon and Esperanto—Why Do We Love To Invent Languages?

Katy Steinmetz / Time
Invented languages do more than cause lively debates among Star Trek fans. Esperanto, and other international tongues, are meant to repair the plague of Babel. J.R.R. Tolkien’s Elvish and its ilk help readers escape deep into literary worlds. And then there are the hundreds of invented languages most people have never heard of, each with its own aesthetic or communal or political reason for being.
  • Aug 23, 2011
  • 05:12 PM

The Automatic's Rob Hawkins on learning Esperanto (audio)

BBC News
A Welsh rock singer has spoken of his love of Esperanto, the language created with the aim of bringing equality to international communications.
  • Aug 04, 2011
  • 11:06 PM

Invented languages

The Economist
Esperanto is fairly harmonious by neoglossal standards, though splenetic rows sputter between “conlangers”, who think made-up tongues are just for fun, and the “auxlangers”, who are serious about substituting for English. Feuds divided and diminished Loglan, Lojban’s forebear, which also aimed to eliminate ambiguity and illogicality. Suzette Elgin, creator of the feminist Laadan, tried to capture women’s experience...
  • Jul 26, 2011
  • 04:10 PM

OAP marks Esperanto 124th birthday

Belfast Telegraph
A Northern Ireland pensioner is celebrating the 124th anniversary of the world's best-known universal language. John Murray, 71, is one of around 40 speakers of Esperanto across Ireland. The Omagh enthusiast is using the tongue to progress Quaker outreach work in Europe.
  • Jul 17, 2011
  • 09:23 PM

What’s the point of Esperanto?

Grant Woodward / Yorkshire Evening Post
Its invention was inspired by a bid to bring about world peace. But more than a century on, is the mysterious language of Esperanto on its last legs? Grant Woodward reports.
  • May 02, 2011
  • 12:08 AM

Esperanto speakers' fight to keep language alive

Nina Morgan / Gazette
Boydell’s Farm, in Wethersfield, is widely known as Britain’s only farm with Esperanto speaking staff. This rural location is also proud to be the hub of the region’s Esperanto club, which is appealing for new members.
  • Apr 27, 2011
  • 12:05 AM

Esperanto, the International Language of Brotherhood

Tony Graff / Student Operated Press
In 1887, professor L. L. Zamenhof from Poland developed a language he hoped would become an international language of brotherhood. It was named after his pseudonym, Esperanto.
  • Apr 19, 2011
  • 07:33 PM

Beyond Newspeak

Paul Richards / Progress Online
Yesterday was the anniversary, in 1917, of the death of Ludwig Lazarus Zamenhof. As Dr Esperanto, he was the inventor of a new language – Esperanto, which translates as ‘one who hopes’.