Esperanto Study Group

An area with study groups for various languages. Group members help each other, share resources and experience. Study groups are permanent but the members rotate and change.
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Brun Ugle
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Re: Esperanto Study Group

Postby Brun Ugle » Sat Apr 22, 2017 4:11 pm

Amikumu just launched today. It's an app to help you find speakers of your target language in your area. It's only for Esperanto right now, but they will have all languages later.
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Re: Esperanto Study Group

Postby Spoonary » Sat Apr 22, 2017 5:41 pm

Woo! Amikumu vivas! I have just sent a message to someone a mere 2km away from me. Let's see if he replies :lol:
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Radioclare
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Re: Esperanto Study Group

Postby Radioclare » Sun Apr 23, 2017 4:05 pm

It's amazing how many people have added themselves within the first 24 hours - there are more than 1 000 new users already :)
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Re: Esperanto Study Group

Postby jeff_lindqvist » Sun Apr 23, 2017 4:41 pm

I won't find any Esperanto speakers/amikumu users (whichever is lowest) in my area, but I'll give a try...
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Re: Esperanto Study Group

Postby IronMike » Sun Apr 23, 2017 5:36 pm

So I've been on the search for L-R resources for Esperanto, after enjoying my three weeks of trying L-R in Russian using The Martian.

As we know, there aren't a lot of audio-books in Esperanto. I don't know about you, but I've read Alice in Wonderland enough already. But I have found some out there, from free to expensive.

Free:

Paŝoj al Plena Posedo by William Auld, is available for free in pdf simply by searching. I used to own this book, and might still back in storage in Usono. Anyway, a gentleman by the name of Luis Jorge Santos Morales has read out five stories from this book, ranging in length from 13 to 18 minutes. His recordings are free on his SoundCloud page.

Not free, but not too expensive

If you can get a copy of Tibor Sekelj's Mondo de Travivaĵoj, S-oro Santos above reads seven chapters from the book. The book is from 1990, so perhaps a used copy can be found?

Marie Boulton's Faktoj kaj Fantazioj can be found used cheaply, and the first chapter of it is read by Santos here.

Ivo Lapenna's Elektitaj paroladoj is a great book of his speeches while he was president of UEA. Some of his speeches I've found online, to include this one read by some guy named Val. He occasionally stumbles on some words, but his language is otherwise okay. I'm sure there are more out there.

Kinda expensive

Ivo Lapenna's Retoriko, a great book by itself, is kinda expensive. Worth it, as is his Elektitaj paroladoj. Anyway, Santos reads all of chapter 6 here.

Harry Harrison's La Kaptita Universo is available on mp3 at UEA's bookstore. You can get the book there as well. Together, you'll pay 15.90 euros.

If you find other sources for Esperanto L-R, please let us know! (But please, not La aventuroj de Alico en mirlando.)
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Re: Esperanto Study Group

Postby geoffw » Sun Apr 23, 2017 6:25 pm

jeff_lindqvist wrote:I won't find any Esperanto speakers/amikumu users (whichever is lowest) in my area, but I'll give a try...


Closest result is 30km for now...
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Brun Ugle
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Re: Esperanto Study Group

Postby Brun Ugle » Sun Apr 23, 2017 7:35 pm

Radioclare wrote:It's amazing how many people have added themselves within the first 24 hours - there are more than 1 000 new users already :)

The closest one to me is still 300 km away though. And my mobile is too old. I had to put it on my tablet instead. I'm going to have to consider getting a new mobile one of these days.

Edit: Someone just joined who's only 90 km away.
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Re: Esperanto Study Group

Postby Brun Ugle » Sun Apr 23, 2017 7:46 pm

Brun Ugle wrote:
Radioclare wrote:It's amazing how many people have added themselves within the first 24 hours - there are more than 1 000 new users already :)

The closest one to me is still 300 km away though. And my mobile is too old. I had to put it on my tablet instead. I'm going to have to consider getting a new mobile one of these days.

Edit: Someone just joined who's only 90 km away.


Naturally, I had to check the map to see where they might live. I'm guessing Trondheim.
http://obeattie.github.io/gmaps-radius/ ... &u=km&r=90
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Re: Esperanto Study Group

Postby Radioclare » Sun Apr 23, 2017 7:51 pm

Brun Ugle wrote:Naturally, I had to check the map to see where they might live. I'm guessing Trondheim.
http://obeattie.github.io/gmaps-radius/ ... &u=km&r=90


I don't know if it's the same guy but I've just realised I know of an Esperantist who lives in Trondheim. I think he's a lecturer at a university there.
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Re: Esperanto Study Group

Postby jeff_lindqvist » Sun Apr 23, 2017 10:23 pm

The closest ones are 200 km from me (strangely enough, one of them seems to have relatives in my area), a few names I've seen before (in the Esperanto world or the polyglot world).
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