Wednesday, 10 November
An Introduction to the Esperanto Language, History and Community
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 :)
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