Quotes: Esperanto, the Universal Language
Espeerantoo vas a doomb ideea! Everyvan shuoold joost leern Sveedeesh! Bork bork bork!!
Esperanto looks basically like a cross between Spanish and Martian.
Greek mythology depends far more on the marvellous aesthetic of its language and so of its nomenclature of persons and places and less on its content than people realize, though of course it depends on both. And vice versa. Volapuk, Esperanto, Ido, Novial, &c &c are dead, far deader than ancient unused languages, because their authors never invented any Esperanto legends.
Rimmer: Holly, as the Esperantinos would say, "Bonvolu alsendi la pordiston? Lausajne estas rano en mia bideo!" And I think we all know what that means.
Holly: Yeah, it means, "Could you send for the hall porter? There appears to be a frog in my bidet."
Vesperruĝo，fluas en ondetoj．
Ĝi estas kiel la kanto，bela·kanto de teliĉo．
Ĉu vi rimarkis birdojn，portanta afableco？
Super la maro flugas，ili flugas kun amo．
Oranĝa ĉielo emocias mian spiriton．
Stelo de l'espero，stelo lumis eterne，
—The first verse of Alice's canzone in ARIA
Buster: See Babs? I told you music was the universal language!
Babs: And I thought it was Esperanto.
The TV's in Esperanto.
You know that that's a bitch.
—They Might Be Giants, "Alienation's for the Rich"
"I have trained myself to speak all human languages. Except, of course, Esperanto. *laughs* You could tell *that* one was going nowhere fast."
— What Leader, The Tick
"How shall I greet them? What does Klaatu Barada Nikto mean anyway? Do they speak Esperanto? Lojban? Sona? Cityspeak? Interlac? Interlingua? Triplanetarian? Why invent all these universal languages if we can't agree which one to use?"
— Plan 7 of 9 from Outer Space