Saluton from Radaro!

Fortunately, there are plenty of things to talk about in Esperanto besides Esperanto. As you’ll see this week, Esperantists continue to energetically produce new material through different mediums and topics that demonstrate the flexibility of Esperanto. For example, included in the Fundamento’s dictionary is the word for dragon. Obviously not the most common everyday word, but Zamenhof did originally test out his creation by translating literature which included the bible. Therefore, if Esperanto was sufficiently expressive more than a century ago, you should fare just fine!

We wish you all a very happy week!

Website of the Week

“Adventures in Esperanto” is a blog regularly updated by Andy Robertson, an avid Esperantist, that covers a wide plethora of Esperanto’s quirks. There’s plenty of content in English and great examples. His most recent post is in regard to the “nuances of repetition” — it’ll have you thinking twice before using the “-j” or “-ad-” affixes. Make sure to check it out!

 

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Meme Magic

Ne Krokodilu kaj Ne estu la Verda Papo (Don’t speak English when Esperanto would be more appropriate and don’t just talk about Esperanto!)

Donato’s Diamonds

Need some extra help with correlatives?

Come take a look at Jakub Marian’s blog site where you can find a helpful explanation of the correlative chart category by category. It can be challenging to initially make a link between a massive chart of similar words and concrete meanings, so maybe these explanations will give you a helping hand.

https://jakubmarian.com/correlatives-in-esperanto/

News 

US Summer Esperanto Program 2020, Fall Session

This year NASK and Esperantic Studies Foundation will offer a second virtual section of the traditional summer Esperanto program.

There will be two courses:

“B2 Level Conversation Course” with Tim Morley, from the UK. 

“My course will target learners who are at approximately the B2 level, and who primarily want to work on their language ability.  We’ll do some grammar and vocabulary work, but most of the time will be spent on active usage of already acquired knowledge through listening and speaking, with some reading and writing.  I’ll need your active participation to create together a friendly, supportive atmosphere in the class.” (Limit 20 students.)

“The Phenomenon of Esperanto:  What Kind of World Did We Enter?”, with José Antonio Vergara, from Chile. 

“Each of us for some reason decided to learn Esperanto.  What justifies our respective steps toward this goal?  Esperanto is in fact a language, but is it only a language?

Here’s my invitation:  the more you’re progressing towards full competence in Esperanto (C1/C2 level for this course), the more value there is in learning together about the characteristics and historical aims of the diverse multidimensional initiative that we joined.” (Limit 25 students.)

The dates are:

September 28-October 2
October 5-9

(Two weeks of instruction, ten days altogether)

The time will be:

7:30-9:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (New York)

The cost is US$ 75.00, with financial help available for up to 50% of the cost.

Registration is required (Registration closes on Monday, 21 September 2020).  To fully register:

  1. Pay the $75.00 NASK course fees by check or by PayPal.  See payment details below. 
  2. Once you have paid, fill in the NASK registration form which you will find here.

Your registration information will not be shared with anyone other than the instructors and the NASK administrative team.)

Limited financial aid is available to cover up to 50% of the course cost.  Financial aid requests should go to the Administrator, Ellen Eddy, at eddyellen@aol.com If you are applying for financial aid, register now and pay later once Ellen Eddy has confirmed that you have received financial aid.

Payment can be made by:

  • US dollar check written to ESF-NASK and sent to Chuck Mays, 16 Dixie Trail, Raleigh, NC 27607 USA.  Please send an email message to chuck.mays@esperantic.org if you have paid by check.
  • Via the PayPal link on this page

Please contact us regarding any problems paying via PayPal, by using the email address:  admin@esperantic.org.

Pay USD 75.00 for full registration.  Pay USD 37.50 if you have received financial aid.

Creations of Esperantujo

New Videos

Sten Johansson is the author of “La Krimo de Katalin,” which is a book for beginners (and many other books).

Keep It Simple Esperanto is a great YouTube channel which posts videos in English or Esperanto on a variety of topics. The most recent videos discuss whether Esperanto is worth your time to learn! Definitely, go check out this channel for terrific content!

An interesting skit from an Esperanto channel interested in creating short films!

New Podcasts

3ZZZ has released another podcast!

 Having trouble viewing? Click on this link!

#EsperantoGramatiko

Fundamenta Vorto de la Semajno

This week’s Fundamento is: Drako

drak ́ dragon | dragon, drake | Drache | драконъ | smok.

Find it in the PIV: https://vortaro.net/#drako_kd

Classifieds

Dictionaries:

English-Esperanto Annotated Dictionary: http://www.esperanto-me.org/dic/?
The best English-Esperanto dictionary, includes compound English words.

Plena Ilustrita Vortaro de Esperanto: http://vortaro.net

The online dictionary that defines Esperanto in Esperanto.
Lingvohelpilo http://beta.visl.sdu.dk/lingvohelpilo/
The most awesome Esperanto spelling and grammar checker on the internet.
Lernu Dictionary: https://lernu.net/en/vortaro
FAKAJ VORTAROJ, TERMINAROJ: http://www.eventoj.hu/steb/vortaroj/index-vortaro.htm
Komputeka: The Universal Computer Terminology Collection: https://komputeko.net/index_en.php

Books, Free

Project Gutenberg: https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/search/?query=esperanto
Bitoteko de Hispana Esperanto-Federacio: https://bitoteko.esperanto.es/jspui/