We’ve had more winning than we know what to do with here at Radaro, almost too much winning. I got to move and fast from internet for several weeks. Other volunteers have been busy with active projects. No one’s hibernating this winter at Radaro. So many Esperantists are busy passionately creating art, content, software programs, and events for the Esperanto community we love. Here at Radaro, we strive to find that content anew each week and bring you the newest news from Esperantujo in North America. Jen The Radaro Report!
Website of the Week
by Ĉ (Chloe)
Website of the week: https://lernu.net/en
Sure, maybe you already know about Lernu, but do you remember to use it as the amazing resource it is? Lernu has a great online dictionary, grammar information, and a forum, not just the course. Remember and share this amazing reference and online school!
by Ĉ (Chloe)
This meme shared by Johannes Genberg to the Esperantaj Memeoj group on Facebook perfectly shares an important observation about the culture of Esperantujo. Myself, I love beginners so much. During my journey to the arctic, I had the opportunity to meet with three charming Esperantists in Portland, Oregon. All of them had been studying for less than three years, one only a few months. The newest was shy about speaking with me, who’s also a newer Esperantist. I told her I have so much joy talking with new Esperantists and helping our community grow.
Let us welcome participation. Let’s encourage each other to speak Esperanto amongst Esperantists. Let’s try to ask and answer questions about Esperanto in Esperanto. The alternative to a welcoming, helpful, open minded, and patient community is a culture of silence from shame, or a failure to launch, in which no one speaks before fluency, and no one becomes fluent for lack of speaking. Let’s create a culture of studying Zamenhof’s Fundamento and the correlative table together. Insults help no one.
Esperantujo: patient mentors needed. Please be one.
Esperanto in the Electric Frontier: Estri
by Ĉ (Chloe)
Derek Roff, secretary at ESF, started Estri a group that meets at 8 pm EST in a Zoom chat room. Last week was an enjoyable hour long conversation attended by six esperantists, including myself. I think I was the least fluent. There were people I know from NASK last year, and it was wonderful to hear what they’re doing.
Esperantists are so interesting. Names are omitted to protect the guilty, except when they’ve published themselves on public websites.
Discussion topics were diverse. One Esperantist expressed surprise to see pelicans by his home. Another is planning to go on an ice skating adventure dressed in a sled dog costume.
Interesting academic topics were discussed as well. I learned of GlowScript, a physics animations computer program. Mara Rockliff divulged a little about the books she writes, and later I found her website that talks about her books and adventures.
After finally recovering internet access after weeks in the arctic without, I spoke about what a relief it is to get back to work reporting for Radaro. Connecting with skilled Esperantists through online video chat is an experience I treasure. Talking between events strengthens our connections and sharpens our skills. For more information about Estri, please email derek(at)unm.edu.
Are you interested in taking the KER exam? This article from Edukado.net shares the times and locations of KER exam opportunities during the coming year: https://edukado.net/novajhoj?id=807
From UEAviva, a Mia Asocio, Mia Urbo series video from Queretaro, Mexico shares Esperanto movement information from their region of North American Esperantujo: Mia Asocio, Mia Urbo – Querétaro, Meksiko – Carlos Hernández https://youtu.be/a6FKnmsJ-B0
From TEJO: Esperanto: Lingvo por la mondo – Zamenhofa Tago 2019 https://youtu.be/vEMvokE9tfc
From Exploring Esperanto: Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah Zamenhof Day https://youtu.be/PIMXME71LKQ
James Bridge finished reading La Mirinda Sorĉisto de Oz! Here is the final chaper: Ĉapitro 23 – Denove Hejme https://youtu.be/MGcdu-zsljw
From Alex Miller at Exploring Esperanto: La Grupfilmo de NASK 2019 https://youtu.be/zP_IIv7BbwA
Don’t miss this hopeful talk about hopeful developments and morale building in Esperantujo by Alex Miller: What Have You Done in Esperanto? (2019 Recap) https://youtu.be/dTInYrdWRww
Philipo Dorcas from Esperanto USA talks about their organization’s work in Happy New Year 2020 from Esperanto-USA! https://youtu.be/EILCX3RT1oU and recorded about the same video in Esperanto: Feliĉan novjaron 2020 de Esperanto-USA! https://youtu.be/F3EzuedjbDw
From Tomaso at Esperanto Variety Show: Esperanto: Dekoj da parolantoj – Dulanda LK en Bostono – Somero 2019 https://youtu.be/ZOAfwAFfwNU
MEK (Montrealo Esperanto-Kurseto) Two-day Esperanto course in Montreal. 31 July and 1 August 2020. Get ready for the world Esperanto congress from 1-8 August. Visit https://www.esperantic.org/en/montrealo_2020/ for details and to sign up. Pass the word!
Interested in music in Esperanto? Check out Vinilkosmo, which is an independent label that produces, publishes, and distributes exclusively bands and artists who sing in Esperanto in all possible musical styles (rock, pop, folk, song, traditional, punk, hardcore, world music, electro, reggae, ska, hip-hop, etc.). The artists are from all over the world. https://www.vinilkosmo-mp3.com/en/
Donate to Esperanto-USA when you purchase through Amazon Smile (https://smile.amazon.com) and select ELNA (Esperanto League for North America, E-USA’s formal name) as the charity.