lotus



previous page: English Usage FAQ
  
page up: Languages
  
next page: Japanese FAQ

Esperanto FAQ



Frequently Asked Questions about the international language Esperanto.

This FAQ about the international language Esperanto was compiled and written by Mike Urban urban@netcom.com and Yves Bellefeuille yan@storm.ca with numerous contributions by others.

Principal contributors: Ken Caviness caviness@southern.edu, Alan Gould agolincs@agolincs.demon.co.uk, Edmund Grimley-Evans edmundo@rano.demon.co.uk, Don Harlow don@donh.vip.best.com, Konrad Hinsen hinsen@cnrs-orleans.fr, Dmitri Horowitz horowitz@xs4all.nl, Arnold Victor arvimide@mars.superlink.net, Martin Weichert martinw@cs.chalmers.se, and David Wolff dwolff@world.std.com.

-1. What is Esperanto?
Esperanto is a language designed to facilitate communication ...
-2. How easy is Esperanto to learn?
For a native English speaker, we may estimate that Esperanto is ...
-3. Where does Esperanto's vocabulary come from?
About 75 % of Esperanto's vocabulary comes from Latin and ...
-4. What about Esperanto's grammar and word-order?
Even more than its vocabulary, it is Esperanto's grammar and rules ...
-5. How many people speak Esperanto?
This is a very common question, but nobody really knows the answer. ...
-6. How can I use Esperanto once I've learned it?
Here are some of the many different ways people use Esperanto:...
-7. Where do I find Esperanto classes, textbooks, etc.?
For US residents, the Esperanto League for North America is the best ...
-7.2 Where do I find Esperanto classes, textbooks, etc.?
Macintosh owners with HyperCard and MacinTalk can take advantage of ...
-8. How come Esperanto doesn't have ?
Although Esperanto is a planned language, it has developed well ...
-9. What are some common objections to Esperanto? How do speakers of Esperanto respond to them?
(I am indebted to Ken Caviness for preparing this material. ...
-9. Esperanto isn't a real language, is it?
Ken Caviness:...
-9. Wouldn't any universal language break up into dialects? (Esperanto)
Ken Caviness:...
-9. Can an artificial language have its own literature? (Esperanto)
Duncan C Thomson:...
-9. Isn't Esperanto "too European"?
Joseph Voros:...
-9. Should we create a language with words from all around the world? (Esperanto)
Manuel M Campagna:...
-9. Isn't Esperanto hard for speakers of non-Indo-European languages?
Manuel M Campagna:...
-10. Are there any famous Esperanto speakers?
***
-11. What about other "artificial" languages like loglan, ido, etc.? (Esperanto)
People create languages for a variety of purposes. J.R.R. Tolkien'...
-12. What are PAG, PIV, PMEG, PV, TEJO AND UEA? (Esperanto)
As with other groups, there are some common acronyms that come up ...
-13. How do you say "I love you" in Esperanto?
Mi amas vin....
-14. How can i type and display Esperanto's accented characters?
Esperanto has six letters with accents: c, g, h, j, and s can have ...
-14. Macintosh: How can i type and display Esperanto's accented characters?
(Thanks to Arnold Victor and Dmitri Horowitz for preparing the ...
-14. DOS: How can i type and display Esperanto's accented characters?
WordPerfect 5.1 natively supports Esperanto's accented characters....
-14. Windows 3.1 and Windows 95: How can i type and display Esperanto's accented characters?
Windows 3.1 and Windows 95 are very similar in this respect, so we'...
-14. Unix: How can i type and display Esperanto's accented characters?
(Thanks to Konrad Hinsen for the following information.)...
-14. TeX and LaTeX: How can i type and display Esperanto's accented characters?
(Thanks to Edmund Grimley-Evans for this information.)...
-15. How can i represent these characters in e-mail or on usenet? (Esperanto)
Accented characters are not included in standard, 7-bit ASCII. ...
-16. What Esperanto material is available on the internet?
Usenet:
-17. What Esperanto material is available on other (non-internet) on-line services?
Several Bulletin Board Systems (BBSes) provide Esperanto services....









TOP
previous page: English Usage FAQ
  
page up: Languages
  
next page: Japanese FAQ