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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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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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Stop Making Sense

I managed to spend a significant amount of time today chatting with a coworker of mine who has been given a job assignment that interacts with my own, and that related to a former boss of ours.  I was a … 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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I’m Not Alone Because I Brought The Wind

Earlier today I was listening to a lengthy lecture by a polyglot (a speaker of many languages), who was talking about his efforts to learn obscure natives in Central America.  One of the languages he knew was represented by a … Continue reading

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Book Review: English-Esperanto Dictionary

English-Esperanto Dictionary (Esperanto Handy Pocket Vocabulary), by J.C. O’Connor As someone who has read a fair amount of books that serve as reference or introductory materials to the Esperanto language [1], it is worthwhile to note what makes a book … 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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