An Introduction to the Esperanto Language, History and Community

Wednesday, 10 November

An Introduction to the Esperanto Language, History and Community

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Esperanto was invented in 1887 by a Polish ophthalmologist named L.L. Zamenhof, who hoped his creation would help to bridge diffrences which stem from language barriers. Zamenhof saw a turbulent world divided by language, and he believed that the languages people already spoke were oversaturated with history, politics, and power, making it impossible to communicate clearly. Esperanto was a fresh start, a technology that would allow its speakers to sidestep the difficulties of natural languages altogether.

He made it as easy to learn as possible, with no irregular verbs, a vocabulary adapted from Romance language roots, and a simple, genderless, almost caseless grammar.

Come to hear and about the history of the languge, learn a bit what makes it so easy to learn, and discover how it could be used for travalling around the world through the worldwide Esperanto community (Esperantujo), as well as how you can get involved in the movment (even if you still don´t speak it just yet).

There´ll also be some proficient Esperanto speakers (esperantistoj) present at the event so you´ll have a chance to hear what a conversation in Esperanto actually sounds like!

Oh, and there´ll be some food too :)

Join to the free Esperanto course: 

https://cryptpad.fr/form/#/2/form/view/IIkEEcMO8E551zZFLxrhsjGRakICrWCWqE17ROiK5-s/

Date & Time: 

Wednesday, 10 November, 2021 - 19:00

Category: 

  • discussion/presentation
  • food

Topics: 

  • esperanto
  • vegan

Price: 

  • free
Joe's Garage
Pretoriusstraat 43
1092 EZ Amsterdam
Netherlands

Directions: 

Train station Amsterdam Muiderpoort, 10 minutes walk --- Metro station Wibaustraat, 15 minutes walk --- Tram 19 or Bus 41, Bus/tramhalte: Oostpoort, 1 minute walk

Squat: 

Presently squatted

Since June 2005, Joe's Garage is an autonomous squatted political social center, a meeting place in the Transvaal neighborhood for squatters and non-squatters, subsidy free, not for profit, self-organized and entirely run by volunteers.

categories: 

  • advice/help/office hours / book shop/info shop/library / course/workshop / discussion/presentation / exhibition / film / food / (free) shop/market / meeting / music/concert / theater

opening times: 

(from October 2022):
Monday: 19:00, Volkseten Vegazulu
Tuesday: 13-15:30, Give Away Shop
Tuesday: 19-20:30, Kraakspreekuur Oost
Wednesday: 18-22:00, Proxy Cafe or Esperanto workshop
Thursday: 19:00, Volkseten Vegazulu
Friday: 19:00 Aman molli: Practice of Modal music
Saturday: 14-18, Give Away Shop and Seed Swap
Sunday: 20:30, Movie night
Every 2nd sunday of the month, 18:00-19:30, Joe's Garage open assembly