|Created By:||Dr. L. L. Zamenhof|
|Number of words:||?|
|Number of speakers:||~ 2 million|
|Trivia: He published under the pseudonym "Dr. Esperanto", meaning "one who hopes", and this is the name that stuck as the name of the language itself. (source: soc.culture.esperanto FAQ.)|
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I just started researching Esperanto and am truly amazed. There is a lot of information out there and a lot of parallels with other things in life. I had no idea how old it was!
I picked up a Hungarian hitchhiker in Germany who was just working with some Germans that he had met through his Esperanto connections. They found him a job for the summer (he's a teacher) and housed him. He speaks only Esperanto with his daughter, but she speaks Hungarian at school and with friends. So these things are real, despite how outlandish it all sometimes seems.
If you really want to learn Esperanto, you can join a club, take a distance ed course, or take a summer course. To find out if there is a club near you, check the websites from the links below. The summer courses are offered in San Fransisco. Check out ELNA's list of ways to learn Esperanto
Esperanto course, by Languages Made Clear
UEA - Universal Esperanto Association
ELNA - Esperanto League for N. America
English-Esperanto bicycle dictionary.
The first internet all Esperanto TV channel!
I couldn't get it to work on my computer (OS X), but there are instructions for Linux on there, and i think it uses Windows Media, sadly.
Gerda malaperis French lessons for Esperanto
Cours Gratuit d'Espˇranto French lessons for Esperanto
Lernu! Many languages for lessons in Esperanto
Jancada has the start of an Esperanto language page
Esperanto Flashcards from flash card exchange
Esperanto bad words from insultmonger.com (warning: porn ads on some pages)