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24th Feb '16 3:59:38 PM MarkLungo
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* In ''Literature/MeinKampf'', UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler claims that when The All-Powerful Jewish Conspiracy Of Doom takes over, a universal language will be instituted, and suggested it will be Esperanto. This led to Esperanto speakers being persecuted during WW2 and Zamenhof's family in particular being singled out. All three of Zamenhof's children died in the Holocaust, and Esperanto became legally forbidden in 1935 (in Germany).

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* In ''Literature/MeinKampf'', UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler claims that when The All-Powerful Jewish Conspiracy Of Doom takes over, a universal language will be instituted, and suggested it will be Esperanto. This led to Esperanto speakers being persecuted during WW2 UsefulNotes/WorldWarII and Zamenhof's family in particular being singled out. All three of Zamenhof's children died in the Holocaust, and Esperanto became legally forbidden in 1935 (in Germany).
24th Feb '16 3:07:11 PM ZelmanClock
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* Esperanto is mentioned in episode 8 of ''Literature/HaruChika''. Naoko's aunt used to be involved with a man named Benjant who liked to call her "Pura Stelo" (esperanto for pure star) and liked to call himself "Venganto" ("avenger").
18th Feb '16 11:33:14 AM jerzyszczur
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Esperanto is an example of a ConLang.
12th Feb '16 1:22:18 PM rwac
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* In ''Literature/MeinKampf'', UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler claims that when The All-Powerful Jewish Conspiracy Of Doom takes over, a universal language will be instituted, and suggests it will be Esperanto. This led to Esperanto speakers being persecuted during WW2 and Zamenhof's family in particular being singled out. All three of Zamenhof's children died in the Holocaust and Esperanto became legally forbidden in 1935 (in Germany).

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* In ''Literature/MeinKampf'', UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler claims that when The All-Powerful Jewish Conspiracy Of Doom takes over, a universal language will be instituted, and suggests suggested it will be Esperanto. This led to Esperanto speakers being persecuted during WW2 and Zamenhof's family in particular being singled out. All three of Zamenhof's children died in the Holocaust Holocaust, and Esperanto became legally forbidden in 1935 (in Germany).
12th Feb '16 1:18:05 PM rwac
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* In ''Literature/MeinKampf'', UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler claims that when The All-Powerful Jewish Conspiracy Of Doom takes over, a universal language will be instituted, and (jokingly) suggests it will be Esperanto.

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* In ''Literature/MeinKampf'', UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler claims that when The All-Powerful Jewish Conspiracy Of Doom takes over, a universal language will be instituted, and (jokingly) and suggests it will be Esperanto.Esperanto. This led to Esperanto speakers being persecuted during WW2 and Zamenhof's family in particular being singled out. All three of Zamenhof's children died in the Holocaust and Esperanto became legally forbidden in 1935 (in Germany).
1st Feb '16 5:01:36 AM jbr
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Despite its status as the best known artificial language, [[BrokenBase not everybody agrees]] with all parts of it, ([[http://www.xibalba.demon.co.uk/jbr/ranto/ as you can read here]]) and thus it has spawned other languages that have tried to correct perceived flaws. These projects are collectively known as [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Esperantido Esperantidoj]]; they include [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ido Ido]], and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Novial Novial]]. For one reason or other, these languages have not been as successful as Esperanto.

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Despite its status as the best known artificial language, [[BrokenBase not everybody agrees]] with all parts of it, ([[http://www.xibalba.demon.co.uk/jbr/ranto/ ([[http://jbr.me.uk/ranto/ as you can read here]]) and thus it has spawned other languages that have tried to correct perceived flaws. These projects are collectively known as [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Esperantido Esperantidoj]]; they include [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ido Ido]], and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Novial Novial]]. For one reason or other, these languages have not been as successful as Esperanto.
6th Jan '16 8:45:37 AM jbr
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Esperanto has the advantage of being more regular than naturally-evolved languages. It has only [[http://donh.best.vwh.net/Esperanto/rules.html 16 grammatical rules]] at base (though it also has other [[http://www.xibalba.demon.co.uk/jbr/ranto/y.html folds and wrinkles]] at higher levels), and it never deviates from those rules; also, each letter is pronounced one way and one way only. By contrast, English (unlike most national languages) is full of all kinds of weird, inconsistent spelling and grammar rules that make it much harder to learn than it should be. In addition, Esperanto words are much more easily creatable, using prefixes and suffixes around the root word to handily morph words in any way necessary, thus making sentences more concise and language more literal. (Opinions vary on the subject of how colorful language equivalents have solidly found their way into the language, morphable like any other word.) Written Esperanto presents a bit of a problem in the digital age, since 6 letters of the Esperanto alphabet -- ĉ ĝ ĥ ĵ ŝ and ŭ -- don't appear in the standard ASCII/ANSI character set; many authors choose to simply write the letter without the hat on it and put an x afterward, like so: cx, gx, hx, jx, sx, ux.[[note]]Eventually, even Esperanto's creator decided that these funny-looking letters were a bad idea, and unsuccessfully [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reformed_Esperanto tried to get rid of them.]][[/note]] However, with the widespread adoption of Unicode in digital environments today, this difficulty is much reduced; Esperanto diacritics are included in that character set.

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Esperanto has the advantage of being more regular than naturally-evolved languages. It has only [[http://donh.best.vwh.net/Esperanto/rules.html 16 grammatical rules]] at base (though it also has other [[http://www.xibalba.demon.co.uk/jbr/ranto/y.[[http://jbr.me.uk/ranto/y.html folds and wrinkles]] at higher levels), and it never deviates from those rules; also, each letter is pronounced one way and one way only. By contrast, English (unlike most national languages) is full of all kinds of weird, inconsistent spelling and grammar rules that make it much harder to learn than it should be. In addition, Esperanto words are much more easily creatable, using prefixes and suffixes around the root word to handily morph words in any way necessary, thus making sentences more concise and language more literal. (Opinions vary on the subject of how colorful language equivalents have solidly found their way into the language, morphable like any other word.) Written Esperanto presents a bit of a problem in the digital age, since 6 letters of the Esperanto alphabet -- ĉ ĝ ĥ ĵ ŝ and ŭ -- don't appear in the standard ASCII/ANSI character set; many authors choose to simply write the letter without the hat on it and put an x afterward, like so: cx, gx, hx, jx, sx, ux.[[note]]Eventually, even Esperanto's creator decided that these funny-looking letters were a bad idea, and unsuccessfully [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reformed_Esperanto tried to get rid of them.]][[/note]] However, with the widespread adoption of Unicode in digital environments today, this difficulty is much reduced; Esperanto diacritics are included in that character set.
29th Nov '15 7:50:19 AM gallium
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* The original stage version of ''Theatre/IdiotsDelight'' is set in Italy and involves a war that starts when Italy attacks France. To avoid offending UsefulNotes/FascistItaly when the play was adapted for film in 1939, the setting was changed to a non-specific location, and all the local characters speak Esperanto.
18th Oct '15 11:15:32 AM MarkLungo
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* In ''[[Literature/DreamPark The Moon-Maze Game]]'', the multinational team of terrorists-for-hire speak Esperanto to obscure their national affiliations.

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* In ''[[Literature/DreamPark The Moon-Maze Game]]'', the multinational team MultinationalTeam of terrorists-for-hire speak Esperanto to obscure their national affiliations.
17th Oct '15 7:27:34 PM Sharlee
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* In ''[[Literature/DreamPark The Moon-Maze Game]]'', the multinational team of terrorists-for-hire speak Esperanto to obscure their national affiliations.
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