Esperanto, The Easiest Language In The World

By in History on March 20, 2017

Speaking a sole language is a dead wood! So if you want to improve your skills to find a job, to get a promotion, to deal with foreigners, or even to elevate your experience and knowledge, you should learn a new language. Easiness of the language differs from one person to another, as some languages lack the same phonetics one used to find in the mother-tongue as if you live in English speaking family, learn these languages are easy: French, Dutch, Norwegian, Swedish, Portuguese, Spanish and Afrikaans. Most of languages from Germanic and Romance. But do you know the easiest one?

For the Indo-European speakers, Esperanto is an easy language to learn. Having no irregularities and uncomplicated spelling, Esperanto is so simple language. Moving to its phonology, it contains 23 constants, 5 vowels and 2 semi vowels. Alphabetically, it has 28 letters. At maximum, 2 million people use it fluently.

Esperanto is an international auxiliary language devised in 1887 by Dr. Ludwig Lazarus Zamenhof (1859-1917), an eye doctor, under the pseudonym of “Doktoro Esperanto”. He originally called the language “La Internacia Lingvo” (The International Language), but it soon became known as Esperanto, which means “the hoping one”.

The grammar is easy. Singular nouns used as grammatical subjects end in -o, plural subject nouns in -oj (pronounced [oi̯] like English “oy”). Singular direct object forms end in -on, and plural direct objects with the combination -ojn ([oi̯n]; rhymes with “coin”): -o- indicates that the word is a noun, -j- indicates the plural, and -n indicates the accusative (direct object) case. Adjectives agree with their nouns; their endings are singular subject -a ([a]; rhymes with “ha!”), plural subject -aj ([ai̯], pronounced “eye”), singular object -an, and plural object -ajn ([ai̯n]; rhymes with “fine”). The suffix -n, besides indicating the direct object, is used to indicate movement and a few other things as well.

The six verb inflections consist of three tenses and three moods. They are present tense -as, future tense -os, past tense -is, infinitive mood -i, conditional mood -us and jussive mood -u (used for wishes and commands). Verbs are not marked for person or number. Thus, kanti means “to sing”, mi kantas means “I sing”, vi kantas means “you sing”, and ili kantas means “they sing”

Esperanto Language

Source: Wikipedia, Omniglot

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