Monday, June 17, 2013

Fact of the Day: Esperanto

Esperanto is the most widely spoken language (with estimates between ten thousand to two million speakers) that was intentionally devised instead of developing naturally. It was created by Dr. Ludwig Lazarus Zamenhof who spoke many languages with Russian being his native language. Esperanto is most popular in Europe and Eastern Asia. 

20 comments:

MEcoy said...

hmm, too bad I never even heard of such language

Pilar Domínguez said...

I thought it was just an artificial language created for better understanding between scientists but I didn´t know too many people spoke it. Kisses:)

DWei said...

Never heard of it. ._.

Aunt Mary said...

I never knew about this , very nice fact :)

Bill Chapman said...

I've spoken Esperanto for many years, and I reccommend it as a way of getting to know people in othjer countries.

If you're interested in learning Esperanto, take a look at http://www.lernu.net

Margaret-whiteangel said...

Never heard of that...well always learning something from you :)

Unknown said...

Never heard of it either

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

I've never heard of it either.

Kati said...

Thanks for your lovely words, it is much appreciated!
I heard about Esperante but don't know how to speak it...

Have a great day,
-Kati

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Holy Ghost Writer said...

First I'm hearing of it

Just Keepin It Real, Folks! said...

That's a new one to me.

DeniseinVA said...

That's really interesting Adam, I had heard of Esperanto but had no idea it was still spoken in parts of the world.

DEZMOND said...

I think almost nobody speaks it today since English has become widely predominant as an international lg.

Dana said...

I tried to teach myself Esperanto when I was a kid. Thanks for the memory. :)

Pat Hatt said...

I'm with the rest, never knew about it what so ever.

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A Beer for the Shower said...

I've heard the name before, but never knew anything about it. Especially that it was intentionally created. I want to make my own language. :(

Christine said...

why have I never heard of this language? Hmm.

Theresa Mahoney said...

I have never heard of this language before. Would love to hear it spoken though!