Thursday, 28 April
Esperanto course #11
Esperanto was invented in 1887 by a Polish ophthalmologist named L.L. Zamenhof, who hoped his creation would help to bridge differences which stem from language barriers. Zamenhof saw a turbulent world divided by language, and he believed that the languages people already spoke were over saturated 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.
As an exceptional case, we will watch together a documentary by Sam Green about the history of Esperanto, titled "The Universal Language", i.e. the universal language.
More information in English: https://samgreen.to/the-universal-language-2/
Skilled Esperantists, newcomers and those interested are welcome!
The doors open at 6pm, but the lesson will start at 7pm.
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