Saluton from Radaro!
As always we have some fun and useful tools to keep you engaged with Esperanto. From linguistics blogs in Esperanto, to unique pedagogical resources, and Esperanto translations encoded into DNA, we’re sure you’ll enjoy something from Radaro this week!
Website of the Week: Lingvistiko
Here’s a neat little site in which the author posts about topics related to linguistics, poetry, translation, and other entertaining content. I read one about the Kensington Runestone which is a known hoax about a supposed medieval runestone discovered in Minnesota by a Swedish immigrant. If you’re looking for fun, offbeat, or quirky stuff on the internet in accessible Esperanto, then feel free to give the site a visit.
Learn Esperanto with the Direct Method
Of all places to find Esperanto resources, I came across an interesting book on the website of the Accademia Vivarium Novum. In case you haven’t heard of it, Accademia Vivarium Novum mainly concerns itself with teaching Latin and Ancient Greek as living languages as opposed to translation excercises. One of the resources the Accademia uses to realize this goal is the ever-popular Lingua Latina Per Se Illustrata series which employs the so-called “Direct Method” of learning. Through this method, one uses carefully graded readers to read extensively, as well as learn vocabulary and grammar through context provided by illustrations and careful repetition of words. To put it simply, it’s an attractive alternative to slogging through endless translation and grammar excercises.
To my surprise, their website includes links for similar books to learn French, Spanish, German, Italian, English, and…..Esperanto!
Now, most links listed for Esperanto will take you to the UEA’s catalog site but the first one will take you to a free book entitled Universala Esperanto Metodo de Doktoro Benson. This book has an incredible amount of illustrations for vocabulary words and phrases to enable easy memorization and preparation for the second part of the book which is a graded reader. The reader section itself contains an abundance of material to keep you entertained and constantly improving! Reading a lot is both an excellent gateway to improve comprehension and for internalizing the language, so I recommend you take a look at this book and some of the resources listed with it.
Here is the Universala Esperanto Metodo de Doktoro Benson: https://vivariumnovum.it/edizioni/libri/fuori-commercio/Benson%20-%20Universala%20Esperanto%20Metodo.pdf
If you want to look at the other books just scroll to the very bottom of the page and you’ll see them listed: https://vivariumnovum.it/risorse-didattiche/propria-formazione/metodo-diretto-applicato-alle-lingue-moderne
El Derek Roff: Sciencistoj ĉe la Universitato de Teksaso-Aŭstino enkodigis la libron, ‘La Ŝorĉisto de Oz’ en/per DNA. Temas pri la Esperanto-versio de la libro: https://futurism.com/the-byte/stored-wizard-oz-strand-dna?mc_eid=67de8498f4&mc_cid=ccfe3568c9&fbclid=IwAR3Z2bl1lJGcRQOmA7oL5Y2Im1y9Bkyj4FlOR6wb1JztIudtiCBxr4-A690
Creations of Esperantujo
Fundamenta Vorto de la Semajno
This week’s Fundamenta Vorto estas: SUĈINFANO
From a list of commonly used words, found on http://bonalingvo.net/index.php/%C4%88efpa%C4%9Do:
- beb·o [8oa] ~ infan·et·o, suĉ·infan·o
Consider using infaneto or suĉinfano instead of bebo to preserve words from Zamenhof’s Fundamento.