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Book Review: Plene Idiota Vortaro

Plene Idiota Vortaro Kun Suplemento, by K. Paringhien The odds are good that this review will contain more text in it than the book itself.  When I find particularly odd books like this one, I find it worthwhile to report … Continue reading

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Liker Du Bøker?

I find it striking, and sometimes even a little bit depressing, how much of my life has been spent in books and in book learning.  Last night and this morning, as I was readying my things to bring them with … Continue reading

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Book Review: Esperanto: The World Interlanguage

Esperanto:  The World Interlanguage, compiled by George Alan Connor, Doris Tappan Connor, William Solzbacher, and Dr. J.B. Se-Tsien Kao This book advertises itself as being six books in one, and it demonstrates something that can be seen through the general … Continue reading

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Book Review: Beginner’s Esperanto

Beginner’s Esperanto, by J.F. Conroy Although it is without a doubt that I probably read too many books on the grammar and instruction of the language of Esperanto [1], it is enjoyable to see how different people conceive of the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Kulturo Kaj Internacia Lingvo

Kulturo Kaj Internacia Lingvo, by William Auld As part of my ongoing series on obscure books about Esperanto [1], I decided to look at a book about language and culture that happened to be written in Esperanto.  As one might … Continue reading

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Book Review: Planning Language, Planning Equality

Planning Language, Planning Equality, by James W. Lollefson It does not take very long in reading this book to realize that the author is either incredibly stupid or immensely wicked in his mindset about languages.  For one, it is clear … Continue reading

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Book Review: Esperanto At A Glance

Esperanto At A Glance:  The International Language: History, Grammar, and Vocabulary, by Edmond Privat This is an easy book to appreciate, especially if one is fond of the larger genre of Esperanto writing [1].  This is a short book and … Continue reading

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Book Review: A First Reader

A First Reader:  Intended For Those Who Are Beginning The Study Of Esperanto, by E.A. Lawrence As someone who has read a fair amount of books about Esperanto and how the language is taught [1], and who will no doubt … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Last Speakers

The Last Speakers:  The Quest To Save The World’s Most Endangered Languages, by K. David Harrison My feelings about this book are somewhat complicated, but not because of anything that is in the book itself.  The book itself is an … Continue reading

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Book Review: Cosmopolitanism

Cosmopolitianism:  Ethics In A World Of Strangers, by Kwame Anthony Appiah Considerable credit belongs to Ghanaian-English philosopher Kwame Appiah for making his point of what cosmopolitanism is well enough that I know that I am not really a Cosmopolitan sort … Continue reading

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