Espo

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Substantivized form of Esp. (+‎ -o), an early, common abbreviation of Esperanto. Could also be realized as a shortened form of Esperanto.

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Espo

  1. Esperanto
    • 1914, Suplemento:
      Hike esis sistemo, hike esis ideo, ne nur manii, quale en la cetera Sistemi qui konkurencis Espo.
      Here is a system, here is an idea, not just fanaticisms, such as in the rest of the Systems which compete with Esperanto.
    • 1918, Mondo, Volume 7–10, page 71:
      La nova movado, qua vizas solvar la mondolinguala problemo per senpartisa exploro ed arbitro da nedependanta experti nominita da la statal autoritati, tre alarmis la mastri e chefi di Espo, nam tala exploro da tala exploranti duktos neeviteble la konfronto inter Espo ed Ido.
      The new movement, which aims at solving the world language problem with a partyless exploration and arbitration by independent experts nominated by the state authorities, very alarmed by the masters and chiefs of Esperanto, because such exploration by such explorers will bring inevitably the confrontation between Esperanto and Ido.

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