AN OLD LANGUAGE WITH A GROWING DIGITAL FAN CLUB (Esperanto)
August 8, 2016
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“Esperanto, perhaps the most famously constructed language of them all, first broke onto the scene nearly 130 years ago and was meant to be an easy-to-learn language that would unify all of humanity. (The word itself translates to “one who hopes.”) While it hasn’t done that yet, it’s the most successful (read: widely spoken) constructed language in the world, according to Arika Okrent’s In the Land of Invented Languages, with anywhere from 50,000 and 2 million speakers. And after years of relative stability, it’s seeing a surprising surge in popularity online.
Indeed, Esperanto is the first constructed language to be taught on Duolingo.”
Read more @ http://www.ozy.com/fast-forward/an-old-language-with-a-growing-digital-fan-club/68713
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