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Author Topic: Esperanto  (Read 512 times)
KI4JGT
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« on: March 05, 2008, 10:28:59 AM »

I was wondering how many hams used the language of Esperanto. I wanted to know if I needed to take it up or leave it buried in the sand. Well, 73.
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VE3LXL
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« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2008, 12:20:29 PM »

I think I can say with confidence that a lack of Esperanto will not hinder your career as a ham in any way. No one actually uses Esperanto for real communication. Those that know it, know it as a hobby.

Most radio amateurs speak at least some English, and if you do want to learn another language to use on the air, it would be a much better use of your time to learn a real language that people actually use, like Spanish.
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KF6ZLB
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« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2008, 12:30:44 PM »

Wow, talk about learning something new!!  I thought this post was rather "off-the-wall", but certainly properly categorized under "misc."  I was thinking perhaps the author was alluding to some parallel between CW and Esperanto.

I was wrong.  Checking Wikipedia for information on Esperanto, one finds:

"In the summer of 1924, the American Radio Relay League adopted Esperanto as its official international auxiliary language, and hoped that the language would be used by radio amateurs in international communications, but actual use of the language for radio communications was negligible."

Like I said.  I learned something new today.
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K7KBN
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« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2008, 03:48:22 PM »

My High School English teacher could speak Esperanto "like a native", as he put it.
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Pat K7KBN
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« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2008, 08:29:16 AM »

Things like Esperanto, Ebonics and all the other failed attempts to over come language differences is just an attempt to cover the lack of intellectual capabilities in our new world. The folks that push this rot are of the "one world, one people" ilk. Learn the standard greetings and sign off in as many languages as you can. Most places in the world have a better education system than the US and teach English as well as actually teaching their own language!

73 de Lindy
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« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2008, 03:14:19 PM »

Esperanto has got to be the stupidest idea ever to be slobbered forth by man or beast.  It ranks right up there with the congressman who tried to have Pi legally changed to 3, so his daughter could remember it.


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K7KBN
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« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2008, 10:22:57 AM »

No less an authority than Prof. John Frink has stated publically ...

http://mirror.uncyc.org/wiki/PI_equals_exactly_three
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Pat K7KBN
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