Jan 8th 2010 2:16AM >(sort of like someone continuing to speak Esperanto, what's the point)
There are seven of them here in the Prague Manifesto:
I've found them persuasive enough for a lifetime's involvement.
Dec 30th 2009 1:48AM And here are seven reasons why the non-ethnic inter-language Esperanto is still popular in some circles as a common second language:
You can hear what the language sounds like in daily podcasts from Radio Polonia:
(also from Radio Vaticana and Radio China International).
Oct 25th 2008 1:40PM Unfortunately so, tatarynowicz! - and with all the glottophagous consequences, unearned privileges and discriminatory practices that go along with using someone's ethnic languages as an interlanguage, instead of something non-ethnic that puts us all on the same, level, linguistic playing- field. How do the 7 points of the Prague Manifesto grab you?:
Oct 17th 2008 2:51AM >or proposing a revival of Esperanto,
What's all this about 'revival'?! Esperanto never died, as you can see from this calendar of daily events around the world:
or even listen to in daily broadcasts from Radio Polonia:
and other sources. Babelfish and similar translators are only good for the vaguest of approximations. 'Universal bilingualism' [YOUR ethnic language + non-ethnic Esperanto for all] is an alternative well worth looking into, and will quickly repay the investment of only 10-20 hours.
Nov 17th 2005 2:40AM No need to imagine what Esperanto sounds like (your explanation is rather far-fetched!) - just try a few minutes of the daily radio program in Esperanto from Radio Polonia to hear what it actually does sound like in action: http://www.radio.com.pl/polonia/ Or for a slightly more exotic flavor try a similar daily broadcast in Esperanto from Radio China International, or a 3x weekly one from Radio Vaticana, both reachable via http://esperanto.memlink.ca