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zashika wrote

I commend the idea behind Esperanto, that it was created to promote international cooperation and is against linguistic imperialism.

I'm not even against it's perceived 'Eurocentrism' - which is a step up from anglocentrism. But a language that is fixed (its community at large is against reform, except for sub-communities like Ido) and not having a cultural context is tricky.

It seems quite difficult to turn the tides against major languages becoming lingua francas. Also remember that learning languages require time, hence not something we can expect from all parts of the working class. But what we can do (IMO) is to promote multilingualism and recognize the validity of variations in dialects (such as African American Vernacular).