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[EN/EO] Where do they speak Esperanto? | Kie oni parolas Esperanton?

[ ENGLISH ] Esperanto is a planned language which was developed by one person who, after having proven that the language is speakable and worth learning, and yes, even loving, then released his claim to ownership of the language and gave it to the world. This means that unlike English, French, German, Chinese, or other languages backed by a powerful government, Esperanto is a stateless language that is fully funded and promoted only by the people who speak it. Based on my own experiences, the #1 most frequently asked question I hear about Esperanto is, "Where can I speak it?" Well, like I said, Esperanto is a stateless language, so it has no homeland, but Esperantists are found here, there, and everywhere, and our homeland is wherever we gather. In fact, we have our own word for this and it's "Esperantujo," which literally means the place that contains Esperanto. It's a fluid concept, you know what I mean? Esperanto is spoken not by people who wa

[EN/EO] Listen and Learn in Esperanto: "Tri Deziroj"

The story was selected from the book "Kruko kaj Baniko en Bervalo" by Louis Beaucaire. Turn on subtitles in the video for English or Esperanto, or click here to download the book and read along ! I've included a list of some words and phrases from the text that you might not understand right away . Plenumi : This is built on the root Plen- (full), the suffix - um - (undefined action or object related to the root), and the verb infinitive ending - i . I included this word as something you might not be familiar with because it's easy to confuse with another very similar verb, " Plenigi ," from the same root Plen -, but with the suffix -ig-  (to make, render, bring about) instead of - um -. In this way, " Plenigi " means "to make full," or "to fill up," whereas " Plenumi " means "to fulfill or accomplish." If you want your wish to come true, then you need to " Plenumi la volon ! "  Farite: In English,

Announcements: September 2021

Bonvenon en Septembro !  Questions? Leave a comment below, or contact us directly! September 5th @8am-9am - Beginner Speaking Practice This is an online event for beginners and will be conducted in both English and Esperanto. Participants in the 10-lesson free Esperanto course are especially invited to try out what they've been learning! To join the video meeting, click this link: https://meet.google.com/oez-zkcf-mny Otherwise, to join by phone, dial +1 226-214-8823 and enter this PIN: 349 387 524# To view more phone numbers, click this link: https://tel.meet/oez-zkcf-mny?hs=5 If there are no participants within the first 15 minutes, the meeting will be ended for the day.   September 19th @8am-9am - Beginner Speaking Practice This is an online event for beginners and will be conducted in both English and Esperanto. Participants in the 10-lesson free Esperanto course are especially invited to try out what they've been learning! To join the video meeting, click this link: https