Talk:Esperanto (Esperanto)

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It's alarming how many of our users speak Esperanto. Christopher (talk) 19:08, 10 July 2017 (UTC)

as long as we GELF speakers don't get discriminated against, I don't mind. BicyclewheelToxic mowse.gif 19:16, 10 July 2017 (UTC)
Obviously, this can only be explained by the fact RationalWIki really is run by a cabal of America-hating judmarksistglobistkomunistoj. What clearer proof could there be?--Кřěĵ (ṫåɬк) 06:06, 2 September 2017 (UTC)
Jes! Efektive! Spud (talk) 07:38, 2 September 2017 (UTC)

YES, we have already infested Wikipedia, and now we are spreading onto RW, soon no wiki shall be without Esperanto, even metapedia shall crumble in the midst of our zionist takeover, ESPERANTO POR LA MONDO.'Legionwhat do you want from me 19:40, 10 July 2017 (UTC)

It's not too hard to even learn, or impressive. I started a week ago, and I think I only wanted a lobotomy once so far.--Spoony (talk) 01:53, 11 July 2017 (UTC)
I began learning a bit of Esperanto from the public library in the early 1970s. It "really works" in that it's a second language that's much easier for Europeans to pick up as adults. But even if it were a tinkertoy language at the start, it's turned into something more than that because it has acquired a body of speakers. This also means that there are usage issues that are hard to pin down in grammars and dictionaries. - Smerdis of Tlön, LOAD "*", 8, 1. 04:42, 12 July 2017 (UTC)

As a non-Esperant[edit]

What's up with "Adolf HITLER", "Miĥail BAKUNIN" capitalization? The FCP Foundation (talk/stalk) 20:37, 10 July 2017 (UTC)

IDK why, but for some reason that's the proper capitalization in Esperanto, see any EO Wikipedia page.'Legionwhat do you want from me 20:52, 10 July 2017 (UTC)
How does it handle e. e. cummings? BicyclewheelToxic mowse.gif 21:11, 10 July 2017 (UTC)
It could be Edward CUMMINGS Estlin, Edward Estlin CUMMINGS, or CUMMINGS Edward Estlin, the capitalization is apparently just to tell which name is the family name.'Legionwhat do you want from me 21:31, 10 July 2017 (UTC)
While interesting, that would make my all-caps rants substantially harder to read. Esperanto fails again! 32℉uzzy; 0℃atPotato (talk/stalk) 22:20, 10 July 2017 (UTC)
It's not really a feature of Esperanto as such. That's how they insist on writing people's surnames the first time (and only the first time) that the surname appears in an article on the Esperanto Wikipedia. I think the only real reason they do that is because that's how it's done in the Enciklopedio de Esperanto, a public domain paper encyclopedia from which a lot of the Esperanto Wikipedia's early articles were copied. There's absolutely no reason why we have to do the same thing here. Spud (talk) 03:51, 12 July 2017 (UTC)
I believe it was originally devised as a way to disambiguate surname vs. given name since not every culture in the world puts them in the same order relative to each other.— Unsigned, by: 128.230.183.67 / talk / contribs

Notes[edit]

Is the Esperanto for "note" "note"? Christopher (talk) 18:36, 16 July 2017 (UTC)

Smerdis changed it. Christopher (talk) 13:31, 21 July 2017 (UTC)

red dwarf[edit]

they use this language on the jmc mining ship red dwarf , rimmer could not learn the language 101.180.193.48 (talk) 11:53, 1 December 2017 (UTC)