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9. Esperanto isn't a real language, is it?




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This article is from the Esperanto FAQ, by Mike Urban urban@netcom.com and Yves Bellefeuille yan@storm.ca with numerous contributions by others.

9. Esperanto isn't a real language, is it?

Ken Caviness:

Yes, actually it is. You see, it's been used in all conceivable
circumstances for over 100 years. Whatever you have to say, you can
say it in Esperanto.

Yves Bellefeuille:

It's said that Umberto Eco, before he started supporting Esperanto,
once said in class that Esperanto isn't a real language "because you
can't make love in Esperanto". A girl later wrote to him and said,
with some embarrassment, "I'm sorry, Professor, but it *is* possible
to make love in Esperanto. I've done it."

Personally, I don't believe it. I mean, I don't believe she actually
said so. Oh, forget it. ;-)

 

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