The Esperanto Movement

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Walter de Gruyter, 1982 - Foreign Language Study - 413 pages
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I'm a Portuguese guy who lives and works in France. I'm actually learning Esperanto by my own, and it reveals surprisingly easy to speak, read and write. It's crazy like France did not want to Esperanto becomes the universal language... Now isn't French nor Esperanto. What a waste! Now, I know why french did not see movies or series in english. They put a french voice on the original voice. And I know why I don't understand anything when they speak english. No one can speak english with an accent... No one. Whata waste. 

Contents

Size and Spread of the Esperanto Speech Community
15
The Background of the Esperanto Language
41
Ideological Conflict in France
74
The Ido Schism
110
International Organisation 19051922
145
The League of Nations
169
Socialism and Esperanto
188
Internal Conflicts and the Rise of Nationalism
212
The PostwarPrestigePolicy
230
Introductory Note
263
Social Composition of the British Esperanto
299
Members Orientations Towards Esperanto
333
Conclusion
347
The Sixteen Rules of Esperanto Grammar
375
Questionnaire and Accompanying Letter
388
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