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Esperanto team - TAC 2016 - Team Thread

Postby Radioclare » Thu Dec 31, 2015 7:15 pm

Welcome to the Esperanto TAC team!

Anyone is welcome to join this team if Esperanto is one of the languages you will be dabbling in during 2016. I don't think Esperanto is likely to be the main language focus for most of us this year (it definitely isn't mine!) so I suggest we don't have any rules or pressure to update etc. If you're doing anything with Esperanto this year then don't hesitate to join in :)

The official TAC sign-up thread is here.

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Stelle
Radioclare
Brun Ugle
Spoonary
rdearman
Jinx
tarvos
IronMike

Feel free to post any questions you have about Esperanto and update us on your progress :) If you want to give a brief introduction below (either in Esperanto or in English) about how/why you started learning Esperanto, that would also be cool.

Also let me know if you have any good suggestions for a name!
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Re: Esperanto team - TAC 2016 - Team Thread

Postby Radioclare » Thu Dec 31, 2015 7:16 pm

Resources for learning Esperanto

Free online courses
Duolingo - Esperanto for English speakers
Duolingo - Esperanto for Spanish speakers (the Spanish course is still hatching, but you can keep an eye on progress there)
Lernu.net
Free online 10-lesson course from Esperanto USA
Free taster course from Esperanto UK
Kiel Paroli Maldece en Esperanto (warning - NSFW!!)

Dictionaries
Reta Vortaro
Vivo
Simpla Vortaro
Komputeko (for computer terminology)

Esperanto grammar
Plena Manlibro de Esperanta Gramatiko

Sources of free Esperanto literature online
Project Gutenberg
La arkivo de Don Harlow
i-Espero
Bretaro
Österreichische Nationalbibliothek
Verkoj de Claude Piron

Places to buy Esperanto books
Retbutiko de Esperanto USA
Katalogo de UEA
Catalogue of Esperanto Association of Britain
Retbutiko de FEL (Flandra Esperanto-Ligo)
Librejo de Mondial

Esperanto music and radio
Vinilkosmo
Muzaiko

Type in Esperanto
EK
Tajpi
Esperanto Typeit

National Esperanto associations
Universal Esperanto-Asocio
TEJO (Tutmonda Esperantista Junulara Organizo)
Esperanto USA
Canadian Esperanto Association
Esperanto-Asocio de Britio
Esperanto France
Esperanto in Deutschland
Flandra Esperanto-Ligo

(Of course there are lots more associations - these are just some examples)

Esperanto events
Eventoj (click on Internacia Kalendaro de Esperanto-aranĝoj)

Other lists of resources
Sprachprofi's list of resources
Esperanto Fremont
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Re: Esperanto team - TAC 2016 - Team Thread

Postby Spoonary » Thu Dec 31, 2015 9:44 pm

Dankon Claire pro starigi ĉi tiun grupon. :) Kia plena listo de ligiloj!

Mi jam skribis miajn intencojn kun esperanto en mia 'log' sed mi eksplikos ilin denove ĉi tie. Ĉi tiu jaro mi celas elfari la kompletan arbon de esperanto ĉe Duolingo kaj poste legi kaj aŭskulti kelkajn (novajn) aferojn per esperanto.

I hope my attempt at Esperanto wasn't too bad. Please correct me if anything is completely wrong :lol:

Feliĉan Novjaron!
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Re: Esperanto team - TAC 2016 - Team Thread

Postby Radioclare » Fri Jan 01, 2016 8:50 am

Spoonary wrote:Kia plena listo de ligiloj!


Mi plejparte ŝtelis el mesaĝoj kiujn mi jam skribis ĉe la malnova forumo :) Mi certas ke estas pli da ligindaj aferoj do mi esperas ke vi ĉiuj sciigos min se vi havas ideojn.

I hope my attempt at Esperanto wasn't too bad. Please correct me if anything is completely wrong :lol:


Nearly perfect :) The only thing I would say is that to me, "dankon pro starigi" (ie. dankon pro followed by an infinitive) sounds a bit unnatural. I would tend to either follow pro with a noun, eg. "Dankon pro la starigo de ĉi tiu grupo" or with a separate clause, eg. "Dankon pro tio ke vi starigis ĉi tiun grupon".
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Re: Esperanto team - TAC 2016 - Team Thread

Postby Spoonary » Fri Jan 01, 2016 10:58 pm

Thanks for clarifying that, Claire. To me, your examples sound like you're going around the houses a bit (especially that second one), but I guess that's just how Esperanto is and I'll have to get used to it. :)
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Re: Esperanto team - TAC 2016 - Team Thread

Postby haziz » Sat Jan 02, 2016 1:48 am

I may lurk here a little. I started tinkering a little with Esperanto, but then decided to focus my energy on Spanish, particularly since my progress in Spanish has stalled.

I may still try to attend Mekaro in Granby, Quebec, Canada, in May, since it is "only" a 4 1/2 hours drive from home, but likely will show up there as a complete newbie.

http://www.mekaro.ca/Bonvenon.html

Don't count me in officially since I am uncertain of my commitment to Esperanto in the near future.
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Re: Esperanto team - TAC 2016 - Team Thread

Postby Radioclare » Sat Jan 02, 2016 8:49 am

Saluton haziz :) You're welcome to lurk and post here whenever you're interested in Esperanto.

I always think it must be so much more difficult practising Esperanto in North America compared to Europe; there are comparatively so many more events and meet-ups here that don't require travelling such huge distances :shock:

I should have added to the resources list that if anyone is looking for opportunities to practise in real life, a good website to look at i Eventoj (click "Internacia Kalendaro de Esperanto-aranĝoj").
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Re: Esperanto team - TAC 2016 - Team Thread

Postby Stelle » Sat Jan 02, 2016 2:55 pm

I would like to join this team!

I'm very much a dabbler in Esperanto, and am definitely a beginner. I have never spoken it, and I'm not sure that I'll speak it in 2016. But I think it's a really fun language to learn!

So far, I've done about half of the Duolingo tree, 2 beginners' courses on Lernu, and watched all of Mazi en Gondolando on YouTube.
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Re: Esperanto team - TAC 2016 - Team Thread

Postby rdearman » Sat Jan 02, 2016 6:27 pm

I think I'll be hanging out as a lurker. I tried a bit of Esperanto a long time ago and used to "sadly" read usenet forums in Esperanto (does that even exist anymore?) but didn't really learn to speak it out loud.

Anyway, good luck to the actual participants. :D
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Re: Esperanto team - TAC 2016 - Team Thread

Postby Radioclare » Sat Jan 02, 2016 6:52 pm

We may have accumulated more non-members than members :)

I've got no idea whether Usenet still exists but it sounds like just the sort of thing Esperantists would still be involved in if it does :lol:

I'm impressed by the progress everyone is making with Duolingo. I tried the Russian course when it came out a few months ago and found the Duolingo quite confusing in general. But possibly Esperanto lends itself to that format better than Russian?
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