Origin of Esperanto
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And Mangum swears that his knowledge of Esperanto better prepared him to learn Spanish.
Esperanto fell well short of Zamenhof's goal of a universal second language, but it was not a complete failure.
Nowhere is this pipe dream more obvious than in the history of Esperanto, one of the world's most well-known invented languages.
To this day, many Esperanto enthusiasts, including Doug Mangum of Greensboro, N.C., share in this frustration.
A few words as to the origin of Esperanto will perhaps not be out of place here.The Esperanto Teacher|Helen Fryer
He said, "I think Esperanto is a very good movement, and I hope it will succeed."
It is anticipated that the language chosen will be Esperanto.
They may not be spelled the same or pronounced the same, but they are international, and therefore they are Esperanto.Esperanto: Hearings before the Committee on Education|Richard Bartholdt and A. Christen
In Esperanto the suffix -iĝ- , or a different root, must be used when an intransitive meaning is desired.A Complete Grammar of Esperanto|Ivy Kellerman Reed
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Word Origin for Esperanto
Word Origin and History for esperanto
1892, from Doktoro Esperanto, whose name means in Esperanto, "one who hopes," pen name used on the title page of a book about the artificial would-be universal language published 1887 by its inventor, Lazarus Ludwig Zamenhof (1859-1917). Cf. Spanish esperanza "hope," from esperar, from Latin sperare (see speed (n.)).