Jes, Esperanto. - No, the
easy to learn international auxiliary language is not dead. An estimated 1-2 million
people speak it world-wide according to the World Almanac and Book of Facts. Seven past
Nobel Prize winners were Esperantists, the most recent in 1994. UNESCO and other
organizations of the UN system issued several official resolutions favouring Esperanto.
Have you heard of Umberto Eco, the famous writer? He's another supporter of Esperanto.
Below are a few links to sites about and some in Esperanto. - If you are
interested, write to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
and I can get you in touch with the local Esperanto group at your place. There is one in
every country around the world.
Esperanto is very alive. The language is tought at some
Universities around the world, for example (not complete) in: Turin, Aix in France,
Budapest, and a couple
in the USA. Here are a few links to pages in Esperanto:
- Events Calendar of Esperanto
meetings - Lot's of Nice People and Fun!
- Hear Esperanto on Radio Talin's weekly! More sound in Esperanto, more...
- news:soc.culture.esperanto Esperanto USENET
- Literature in
Esperanto (native and translated to)
There are a lot of other "artificial"-, constructed-, universal- or
planned languages, aliaj planlingvoj. Non of them has had Esperanto's success. The
following sites present the history and some other conlangs:
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