Reply to comment by /u/_deleted in Thoughts on Esperanto? by /u/452


libereco wrote

There's too much variety in human languages to try and make one language for all. Learning multiple languages is probably a more useful idea.

What if we had easy languages for all the biggest language families? That way most people would probably be able to learn more than one of such languages and international communication would be much easier (fulfilling Esperanto's goal).

Not only that, it would make it easier for example Europeans to learn natural Asian languages by first learning this Asian version of Esperanto. I heard that learning esperanto makes you learn other languages (at least European) way faster so I don't see any reason this couldn't be true.

Of course the complexity of creating such languages well and making them popular enough probably makes this almost impossible :/.

Reply to comment by /u/yaaqov in Thoughts on Esperanto? by /u/452


libereco wrote

I think you should take more seriously the notion that Esperanto's eurocentricity is a problem

But if you started to mix all the languages of the world into one, wouldn't it become a mess and not easy at all? At least think the prefix/suffix system is very good since it requires speakers to learn less words (as well as enabling fluent speakers to make their own words). But that might be because my native language also uses suffixes.

I agree that Esperanto's eurocentrism is an issue but I don't think it's possible to create an easy language that wouldn't have similar problems.


libereco wrote

I love the idea behind it. I've been learning it on Duolingo since spring and recently finished the tree (to be fair, I have made quite a few breaks in this time).

I should probably start listening to some podcasts or reading beginner level books...