Is Esperanto the Solution to Cross-Lingual Communication?

April 3, 2018

Supposedly the world’s easiest #language to learn is the completely #phonetic, regular and 16 #grammatical rule #Esperanto. As well as providing a platform for #businesses to #communicate across different languages, Esperanto is an excellent base for learning other languages and understanding your own #native language. It was created by L. Zamenhof, who’s aim was to create a very easy to learn language that would be neutral, foster peace and provide easy communication.

 

It is described as an #‘auxiliary’ language, this means that if you- an English speaking individual needed to communicate with a say, German or Chinese counterpart neither of you would need to spend time learning the other’s language. Whatever language that you decided upon to #speak with, it would allow the speakers of that language to have a subtle advantage. Instead, with Esperanto as an auxiliary and a ‘second’ language you would be all on the same level. It would not replace your native language however, unlike the rise of speaking English and the decrease in #cultural and linguistic diversity that goes with it. Esperanto is #politically neutral and easier to learn than #English too.  It has an estimated 2 million speakers, with one thousand considering it their native language.

 

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