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This is a group for Northwest Louisiana and the surrounding area for those people interested in learning to speak Esperanto.
This is a group dedicated to learning the auxiliary language called Esperanto. Here is a link on the language: http://esperanto.org/us/USEJ/world/index.ht...
Esperanto in the language itself means: One who hopes. It was the desire of Dr. Zamehof to create a language that was extremely easy for people to learn to facilitate communication because he believed that when people could communicate, it fostered a more peaceful society.
How easy is Esperanto? It only has 16 rules of grammar. That's right. Esperanto only has 16 rules of grammar. It is also completely regular. That is, there are no exceptions.
Vocabulary is built the a series of root stems. A speaker adds prefixes, infixes, and suffixes to the stems to create new words. For example: Hund- in the stem for "dog." It should sound familiar to English speakers familiar with with word, "hound." We can make the word, "dog," by adding an -o to the end of it, "hundo." We can say, "female dog," by female infix, -in-," before the o, "hundino." We can say the word, "puppy," by adding the infix that makes things which is "id," "hundido" for a boy puppy or "hundidino" for a girl puppy. The method is limitless and wonderful. Best of all, it is logical and easy to learn.
Currently, there are over 2 million people world wide who speak Esperanto with concentrations in Europe, Brazil, and certain parts of Asia. Esperanto speakers are easily identified while traveling by wearing a green star on their clothing. You would be amazed at the number of people who would approach you with knowledge of Esperanto.
Come and join and learn this wonderful language.