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Anyone speak Esperanto?: 5/20/2016 19:43:31


Nogals
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I have decided to take up the language, however I don't know know anyone who speaks the language. Is there anyone in the warlight community who knows the language or is also thinking about learning it so I can practise.

Dankon,
Nogals
Anyone speak Esperanto?: 5/21/2016 01:33:40


The Mad Japanese
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Que?
Anyone speak Esperanto?: 5/21/2016 01:59:22


Paugers
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El killa yoselfa
Anyone speak Esperanto?: 5/21/2016 12:06:46


Master Farah♦
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I took a few classes in it, but i found it an awful language. The philosophy behind it (a universal language) is impossible to achieve at this point of time, which is why esperanto never got far.
Anyone speak Esperanto?: 5/21/2016 12:59:12


Angry Koala
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and universal? well it isn't really universal, since it only takes in count European languages, other languages such as Chinese are omitted.
Anyone speak Esperanto?: 5/24/2016 15:24:25


GeneralPE
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Let's be honest - English is more applicable as a universal language.
Anyone speak Esperanto?: 5/24/2016 15:29:23


AjaxAmsterdam
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Is it liek WACO? Cuz if it is i can help u
Anyone speak Esperanto?: 5/24/2016 15:39:30


Angry Koala
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How so PE? English was imposed but with all due respect it isn't the best choice nor the most applicable language, since it isn't the easiest nor the most logical language, in contrary of Esperanto and some other constructed languages, that were created to purposely allow people to learn them faster and easily. As you seem to ignore it PE, Esperanto did have some success particularly in the 1890s-1910s, during that time it was not far to be adopted officially as the main diplomatic language, but sadly WWI slowed this veritable infatuation for this language, but it never stopped at all, nowadays it is still spoken by millions of person and officially used by many non governmental organizations and associations as far as China that currently uses Esperanto in some of its international media and communication.
Anyone speak Esperanto?: 5/24/2016 15:40:15


GeneralPE
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English is better cuz more people speak it duh
Anyone speak Esperanto?: 5/24/2016 15:41:26


OxTheAutist 
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Of course the Frenchie types an 8 line rebuttal to one comment about a British language questioning his superiority!
Anyone speak Esperanto?: 5/24/2016 15:51:04


GeneralPE
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No, but you won't be able to do much international dealings without it.
Anyone speak Esperanto?: 5/24/2016 16:07:57


Angry Koala
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Ahah poor PE convincing people is not your thing right? Improve your persuasion skills would you x) Because your post does not explain at all how English is more applicable. If a language is more spoken, logically speaking that does not mean it would be more applicable/more suitable as an international language at all. English is the main diplomatic language nowadays because it was imposed, not because objectively speaking that language should have been the best one to become the international language of reference.
In terms of logic, the language of diplomacy/international communication should be the easiest language that could be learnt faster and objectively neutral politically, ideologically and would culturally speaking, not favorize any nation/people, since this language is not spoken natively by any ethnicity/people/nation specifically. Now I am not saying Esperanto is the best language either, you have other constructed languages that could be even easier than Esperanto itself! But if we just compare English and Esperanto, then there is no discussion possible, an interesting stat: it needs 1500 hours for someone learning English to be able to speak it rather well, whereas it only needs 150 hours for someone learning Esperanto!

Anyway, it's rather funny to only see Anglos (PE, Ox) defending their cherished language!
OxthePatriot, how sweet <3
Anyone speak Esperanto?: 5/24/2016 16:09:52


GeneralPE
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Oh esperanto is easier to learn and understand, but English is already the de facto international language.
Anyone speak Esperanto?: 5/24/2016 16:11:39


Жұқтыру
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There could be worse imposed tongues. Spanish, Russian, Turkish, much harder than English.
Anyone speak Esperanto?: 5/24/2016 16:23:41


Angry Koala
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Russian seems rather hard indeed, Turkish well, we can't be objective since most of us speak an indoeuropean language, so we would need some serious linguistic works on it to show which language is grammatically, phonologically, etc, the best. French is definitely harder than English when it comes to grammar, that's also right.
As for Spanish, I highly doubt it is harder than English. It is more the contrary for what I know.
Anyone speak Esperanto?: 5/24/2016 16:24:05


Tristan
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English isn't obligatory to learn.


What language is your comment in?                     English!
What language is the website in?                         English!
What language is the game in?                            English!
What language is spoken in over 100 countries?     English!
What language is the only relevant language?        English!

Jump back a few hundred years, and any country that didn't speak English was invaded.


Rule Britannia!
Anyone speak Esperanto?: 5/24/2016 16:24:36


GeneralPE
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Britons never never never shall be slaves!!
Anyone speak Esperanto?: 5/24/2016 16:26:25


OxTheAutist 
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I'M NO ANGLO
Anyone speak Esperanto?: 5/24/2016 16:26:49


Angry Koala
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and PE I never denied that, English is the de facto international language, but not because objectively it was the most suitable/applicable language we could find. This is why I responded to your post since that was wrong.

Edited 5/24/2016 16:27:32
Anyone speak Esperanto?: 5/24/2016 16:27:19


GeneralPE
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#MakeGaelicRelevantAgain


To Koala - sure, it may not be the best suited for international language. But it is, so suck it you frog.

Edited 5/24/2016 16:28:03
Anyone speak Esperanto?: 5/24/2016 16:28:00


OxTheAutist 
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Nah, Gaelic can die.

It's Scots I care about!

https://sco.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scots_leid

this is the language of Scotland, not Gaelic xD
Anyone speak Esperanto?: 5/24/2016 16:28:34


GeneralPE
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Are you really telling me there's a difference between the Irish and the Scots? Feck off with your propaganda
Anyone speak Esperanto?: 5/24/2016 16:29:23


Angry Koala
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And for what I heard, Ido is an updated/improved form of Esperanto, so Esperanto is already pretty backward...
Anyone speak Esperanto?: 5/24/2016 16:29:34


OxTheAutist 
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Irish Gaelic = Gay-lick
Scottish Gaelic = Gar-lick

I'd rather have garlic than a gay lick me.

garlic!

Feck off with your propaganda

Another Scottish word, Feck.

We are secretly DOMINATING you!

Edited 5/24/2016 16:29:59
Anyone speak Esperanto?: 5/24/2016 16:30:05


GeneralPE
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I'd rather have English
Anyone speak Esperanto?: 5/24/2016 16:31:49


Angry Koala
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the Scottish language is the true and historical language of Scotland, whereas your "Scot" Ox is a dialect of English imposed by the Anglosaxon and Anglo-Norman invaders in the Middle Age.
The true language of Alba is Scottish, not Scot.

Lets be honest Ox, you defend the Scot dialect because you are rather lazy to learn a total different language compared to the English patois you defend currently :P

Edited 5/24/2016 16:32:45
Anyone speak Esperanto?: 5/24/2016 16:35:03


Angry Koala
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Btw found a more "relevant" language as an international language now: Unish.

Unish, invented by Korean scholars, gathers the 15 most widespread and useful language in the world, so it takes in count not only "European languages" (like Esperanto) but also other World's language such as Chinese, Arabic or Hindi.
Anyone speak Esperanto?: 5/24/2016 16:36:38


OxTheAutist 
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No, don't pretend to know Scottish languages.

the Scottish language is the true and historical language of Scotland

No, by "the Scottish language", you mean Gaelic. Gaelic was never historically influential in Scotland: never.

There is no such thing as "Scottish".

And no, there is a Scottish-English dialect that is obviously called "Scottish-English". At least read the first line of that article I posted.

No tae be ramfeeselt wi Scots Inglis or Scots Gaelic leid.

Translated: Not to be confused with "Scottish-English" or "Scottish Gaelic"

So,

1. Stop pretending "Scottish" exists.
2. Recognise these 3 layers
a) Gaelic (language)
b) Scots (language)
c) Scottish-English (dialect of English)

so stop spewing lies.

Edited 5/24/2016 16:36:59
Anyone speak Esperanto?: 5/24/2016 16:44:01


Angry Koala
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Never influential? Ever heard of the Kingdom of Alba? Even the Old and True Scottish Kings (that referred themselves as "rí Alban", old Scottish for King of Alba, Alba being Scotland native's name) used Scottish not your perverted form of English... Frankly it is a patois/a slang/a dialect but not a separate language for what I see.
And wanting this language dead is rather neglecting your own nation's history Ox, sad to see this.
Anyone speak Esperanto?: 5/24/2016 16:45:59


Жұқтыру
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As for Spanish, I highly doubt it is harder than English. It is more the contrary for what I know.


Spanish is hard for the same grounds that French is, it has needless conjugations and tenses (especially subjunctivity). As for Turkish, example sentence.

18 yaşından küçüklere alkollü içki ve sigara satışı yapmıyoruz.

Word by word tranduction:
18.his years away from.smallfolk.alcoholic.booze.and.cigars.forbidden.not making

Normal English traduction: We do not sell alcoholic drinks or cigars to folk under the age of 18.

https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/yapmak

https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/i%C3%A7ki
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