Long ago my blog began thusly:
I admit, I have a weird attraction to Esperanto. We met properly a couple of months back, but we’ve flirted for years. And now I’m addicted. So instead of estranging my friends and family by subjecting them to more tales of the wonderful language, I’ve decided to pollute the interwebs with my rantings.
So for the unfortunate uninitiated, Esperanto is a constructed language. It is a gorgeous and strange but familiar language. It has a vocabulary with its roots in european languages, and a mostly familiar grammar but with some significant (and interesting) quirks. It is entirely regular, rules have no exceptions. It is an easy language to learn, but yet so expressive, due to some nifty features of the language.
7 years have passed, and we’ve done more than just flirt; we’ve slowly got to really know one another. And Esperanto remains as exciting and beautiful as ever.
The aim of this blog remains as it ever was; it is not an introduction to Esperanto, nor a tutorial. I just want to discuss those aspects of the language that tickle me, and make me want to learn more.
Lastly, if I get any fact, linguistic or otherwise, about Esperanto wrong, let me know! Or if you just want to practise your Esperanto on me, go ahead in the comments!