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English citations of Esperanto

  • 1934 October, “Esperanto — A Tongue All Men Can Easily Learn”, in 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.
  • 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.
  • 1995, C. K. Ogden, Psyche: An Annual General and Linguistic Psychology 1920-1952, C. K. Ogden, ISBN 9780415127790, page 13:
    Study courses of Esperanto and Ido have been broadcast. In the possibility of radio uses of a constructed language — and such experiments are proving successful — vast sums of money and untold social forces may be involved.
  • 2004, Steven Roger Fischer, A history of language, Reaktion Books, ISBN 9781861890801, page 180:
    The first practical constructed language was the south-west German Pastor Schleyer's Volapük from 1879; its complicated grammar and irregular vocabulary made learning difficult, however. The most successful has been Esperanto, devised by the Warsaw ophthalmologist Ludwig Zamenhof in 1887, that today can count some one million speakers.
  • 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.
  • 2008, Geoffrey Sutton, Concise Encyclopedia of the Original Literature of Esperanto, Mondial, ISBN 9781595690906, page 572:
    For him Esperanto is principally a language of poetry, which he uses to express his feelings and thoughts. He also writes poetry in Russian, and some poems of his exist in both Esperanto and Russian versions.