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bdbdb wrote

Like others said, Zamenhoff was a product of his time. His immediate goal with Esperanto was to rectify the language barriers that existed in the region now known as Vicegrad4. Poland, Czech Republic, Slovenia, and Slovakia. This is, again, from memory so it may not be perfectly recalled.

Esperanto is fun, too. Plus there's a website where other Esperantistoj will let you stay with them for free while traveling.

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bdbdb wrote

I started on Duolingo. Esperanto is simple enough for native European speakers to learn the grammar well and start building a vocabulary. As a supplement and partial dictionary I've been using this book: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1005837.Esperanto

It had many explanations, pronunciations, and exercises plus a mini dictionary in the back.

Other than that I like to translate small works or speechs and write letters. I'm not really involved locally as the Philadelphia association uses Facebook to coordinate, but I'd like to be.

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bdbdb wrote

Generally the vocabulary is based upon European dialects, but the grammar and syntax has a more global scale. Even if one was to classify esperanto as Eurocentric it would only ever be very slightly so.