People say that music is the international language. However, is there an international spoken language? Today, English is the currency for international business and is the most popular language on the Web.
However, back in 1887, L.L. Zamenhof had a beautiful idea, to create a language that everyone in the world could understand. His language – Esperanto.
constructed international auxiliary language. The name derives from Doktoro Esperanto, the pseudonym under which L. L. Zamenhof published the first book of Esperanto, the Unua Libro, in 1887. The word esperanto means ‘one who hopes’. Zamenhof’s goal was to create an easy and flexible language that would serve as a universal second language to foster peace and international understanding.is the most widely spoken
Esperanto is an interesting idea and is an interesting language that is alive and in use today. A reader of this blog suggested an interesting Esperanto site: esperanto.net.
Esperanto.net provides a wealth of information about the Esperanto language. This site provides links to learn the language. It doesn’t appear difficult. Since the language was developed for international use, you will find that you know the meanings to or can guess the meanings to a variety of words. Here are some simple examples: amiko = friend, arbo = tree, domo = house, and strato = street.
This site provides a wealth of information, both pro and con. It is definitely worth bookmarking.
How popular is Esperanto today? I decided to use the YouTube test to answer this question. The YouTube test is simple. For this example, I typed Esperanto in the YouTube search field to see how many Esperanto videos I could find.
Esperanto easily passes the test. I found a variety of interesting and entertaining videos. Here are a few.