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"definite grammatical article whose object is presupposed"
- 1881, Chautauqua Institution, Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle, The Chautauquan, volume 1, M. Bailey, page 35:
- In this course, as the constructed language is to be the direct object of study, books are introduced and the pupils are trained to read.
- 1934 October 1934, “Esperanto — A Tongue All Men Can Easily Learn”, The Rotarian, volume 45, Rotary International, ISSN 0035-838X, page 48:
- Furthermore, by learning difficult foreign languages, the pupil is overburdened in contrast to the ease with which he could acquire Esperanto.
- 1966, George Alan Connor, Esperanto, the world interlanguage, T. Yoseloff, page 116:
- A helpful booklet for philatelists is the Filatela terminaro, by Herbert M. Scott, 3rd edition published by the Universal Esperanto Association in 1945.
- 1994, John Edwards, John R. Edwards, Multilingualism, Routledge, ISBN 9780415120111, page 45:
- There is little doubt that, foremost among constructed languages though it is, Esperanto has not — particularly in recent times — captured a sufficient amount of general attention to become the functioning worldwide auxiliary its proponents wish.
- 2003, Janis Bubenko, John Impagliazzo, Arne Sølvenberg, History of Nordic computing: IFIP WG9.7 First Working Conference on the History of Nordic Computing, シュプリンガー・ジャパン株式会社, ISBN 9780387241678, page 297:
- The instructions to a computer appear in lexical forms of some artificial, formally and carefully constructed language, a language never spoken, only written by a programmer, and read by him and the computer.
- 2007: Jimmy Carr, 8 out of 10 Cats, 13th day of July episode
- Romance is dead; men killed it, and made women clean up the mess.
- 2008, Helen Fryer, The Esperanto Teacher, BiblioBazaar, LLC, ISBN 9780554320076, page 13:
- In Esperanto each letter has only one sound, and each sound is represented in only one way. The words are pronounced exactly as spelt, every letter being sounded.