Esperanto Sumoo

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Esperanto Sumoo

Postby IronMike » Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:53 pm

(Admins, if this is not the right place for this, let me know.)

Esperanto Sumoo is a reading challenge. Six times a year, participants commit to reading a certain number of pages per day during the Sumoo. Five of the six Sumooj are 15 days long, while the summer Sumoo (July...Japan is in the northern hemisphere, after all. No offense, southerners) is only 8 days long.

I've participated for a few years now and I can 100% attest that it has helped my Esperanto reading proficiency. I started way back when committing to 2 or 3 pages a day and now, depending upon the book, am up to 8-10 pages a day. Note, the intent is not to finish the book in the period of the Sumoo; the point is simply to read every day.

The site includes links to free online books, so just because you don't own any Esperanto books is not an excuse to not take part! Oh, and the more Sumooj you participate in, the higher your rank rises!

The next Sumoo starts 8 September and goes through 22 September. Will you join me in this challenge? To join, follow the instructions on the Rules page.

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Re: Esperanto Sumoo

Postby devilyoudont » Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:59 pm

I've been meaning to give this a shot, so I think I will this September.
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Re: Esperanto Sumoo

Postby IronMike » Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:05 pm

So devilyoudont and I are registered. Anyone else? @Radioclare? @Meddysong?

And I've solved my dilemna. I just started back to Italian and I didn't want any interference, so was wracking my brain trying to figure out what to do. Well, I've got that sorted:

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Re: Esperanto Sumoo

Postby Nogon » Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:56 pm

I've registered too. Going to read (continue reading that is) Friedebert Tuglas - Kvin novelojn, which is the good-night-book I'm reading in bed before sleeping.
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2021
: 397 / 1000 Pages Yiddish
: 990 / 1000 Pages Dutch
: 0 / 1000 Pages Esperanto
: 725 / 2000 Pages Afrikaans
: 3833 / 4000 Pages French

SC 2020/2021
: 149 / 100 Books
: 61 / 100 Films

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Slovene, 2+L/3R (DLPT II in, yes, 1999)
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Re: Esperanto Sumoo

Postby IronMike » Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:51 am

How'd first day go, everyone?
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Re: Esperanto Sumoo

Postby Nogon » Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:39 am

Good. I went to bed late, past midnight, and read a few pages before falling asleep. Only problem is, that I'm reading an almost "unputdownable" dutch children's book, so to switch to a much less exciting book took a lot of self-command. Now there are only 50 pages left of the dutch book, so tonight forcing myself to read Esperanto will be easier.
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2021
: 397 / 1000 Pages Yiddish
: 990 / 1000 Pages Dutch
: 0 / 1000 Pages Esperanto
: 725 / 2000 Pages Afrikaans
: 3833 / 4000 Pages French

SC 2020/2021
: 149 / 100 Books
: 61 / 100 Films

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German, 2L/1+R (DLPT5, 2021)
Italian, 1L/2R (DLPT IV, 2019)
Esperanto, C1 (KER skriba ekzameno, 2017)
BCS, 3L/2+R/2S (DLPT IV in, oh God, 1999!)
Slovene, 2+L/3R (DLPT II in, yes, 1999)
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Re: Esperanto Sumoo

Postby IronMike » Sun Sep 12, 2021 12:43 am

Sorry I haven't been updating these, but I've been doing the Sumooj every other month since. I should check. I've been doing these consistently for a number of years now.

The next one, the 71st, starts tomorrow! What are you reading?
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Re: Esperanto Sumoo

Postby Sonjaconjota » Wed Sep 15, 2021 8:21 am

Nogon wrote: Only problem is, that I'm reading an almost "unputdownable" dutch children's book

Sorry, off-topic, but I would be interested in the title of this Dutch book!
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German, 2L/1+R (DLPT5, 2021)
Italian, 1L/2R (DLPT IV, 2019)
Esperanto, C1 (KER skriba ekzameno, 2017)
BCS, 3L/2+R/2S (DLPT IV in, oh God, 1999!)
Slovene, 2+L/3R (DLPT II in, yes, 1999)
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Re: Esperanto Sumoo

Postby IronMike » Sun Sep 26, 2021 11:52 pm

Another good Sumoo! Anyone else take part this time?
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