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Amikumu App Review – More than an app for Language Learning

I learned about Amikumu and Duolingo through the Esperanto community. All Esperanto speakers also speak at least one–sometimes two or more–other languages, and many are language-learning enthusiasts. Studies demonstrate that: Esperanto is a gateway to other languages, and makes it … Continue reading

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Happy 2017: The Year of Zamenhof

2017 marks the 100 year anniversary of the death of the creator of the international language, Esperanto, and has been therefore declared by UNESCO to be the Year of Ludovic Lazarus Zamenhof. The book Bridge of Words was recently published … Continue reading

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The Zamenhofs’ (Misplaced) Faith

LL Zamenhof is the inventor of the most successful artificial tongue on Earth: the international auxiliary language of Esperanto, the same one which has become a viral cultural artifact now in the age of Duolingo–where it is approaching half a million … Continue reading

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Brexit and the Rise of the International Language Esperanto

As the Roman Empire collapsed and slowly became obsolete, its components became increasingly independent of each other and fractured. In the large scheme of things, the exit of Britain from the European Union is beginning to look like one of … Continue reading

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My New Zafu: Towards an Epicurean Contemplative Practice

From the early writing of my piece for The Humanist titled Death and the Skeptic, through my explorations of Zen in Tending the Epicurean Garden (inspired, in part, by Sam Harris’ call for the development of a science of contemplation in … Continue reading

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Esperanto: la Internacia Lingvo

I’ve been for months learning German through the duolingo app on my phone, with far more success than I expected. It’s made me think of my journey with language-learning, and it made me want to share on my blog a part … Continue reading

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