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Esperanto: 5 Months

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Saluton cxiuj! Kiel vi fartas? Mi nomigxas Teddy kaj mi parolas Esperanton
Hi everyone! How are you? My name is Teddy and I speak Esperanto

It is Esperanto, an artificial language created by a Polish oculist 125 years ago. What makes it special is the fact that Esperanto is the most spoken artificial language in the world. I began to learn it on May 20th this year after watching several videos about the history of Esperanto and its international society. It is so easy that many Esperanto speakers can learn it up to conversational level in just a few months.

I read Libera Esperanto-Libro in the beginning and I began to exchange messages (by help of a dictionary) in Lernu after a week of study. Lernu is a widely known Esperanto learning website. It provides learning materials of various levels and also dictionary, forum, and chat box. After 3 weeks of study, I felt quite confident to join Esperanto groups in Skype to chat or occasionally join the teleconference. I wrote my second short article in Esperanto after 2 months of study.

It has been 5 months since I began to learn Esperanto. I am going to show you my learning method and achievement after learning Esperanto for 5 months.

Learning method
Many websites in Esperanto and about learning Esperanto exist on the Internet. Besides, there are also radios and videos available free. One of my favorites is Muzaiko, a 24-hour Esperanto music radio. I also like reading Esperanto articles on websites, such as El Popola Cxinio and Kontakto, and reading Esperanto magazines from Gazetejo.

I occasionally participate in Esperanto speaking on Skype with Esperantisto (Esperanto speaker) from various countries or chat box in Lernu. It is so easy to know Esperantisto because they are very welcoming and helpful. There is even "Ĉu vi skajpemas? Esperanto Skype", a Skype sharing Facebook group for Esperantisto. Brazilian Esperanto even collects a list of Esperantisto's Skype username. You can add your Skype username in the list here.

Although I do not practice speaking much, I have been using Esperanto in writing, listening, and reading. Writing is one of my methods in language learning. Thus, I have created an Esperanto blog. It is hosted by Ipernity, a social networking site that is widely used by the Esperanto - speaking community. I usually translate my English articles into Esperanto in my Esperanto blog.

Achievement
I received a surprising message yesterday morning. Asocio Esperantista De Rio-De-Jxanejro (AERJ) or the Association of Esperanto in Rio de Janeiro has published an Esperanto article that I sent in early October, despite learning the language for less than 5 months. The article entitled "Kial Ni Bezonas Fremdajn Lingvojn?" or "Why do we need foreign language?" on the fourth page of PDF document. Click here to read...


What do you think about Esperanto language and constructed language? Do you know any constructed language that is not featured yet? Thanks for reading. Feel free to share this article if you like. If you have any opinions, please leave a comment. I love reading them.

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