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From Esperanto to Dothraki: a book review (1)

From Esperanto to Dothraki: a book review (1)

Piperski, Aleksandr: Конструирование языков: от эсперанто до дотракийского ‘Constructing Languages: from Esperanto to Dothraki’. Moscow, Alypina Non-Fikšn 2017, 224 paĝoj. ISBN 978-5-91671-1. Review by Stanislav Košecký, Slovakia. The book is pictured alongside Dr Košecký and Aleksandr Piperski on the right. In the introduction to this publication, the author endeavours to give a concise...

From Esperanto to Dothraki: a book review (1)

Del Esperanto al Dothraki: una reseña del libro (1)

Piperski, Aleksandr: Конструирование языков: от эсперанто до дотракийского ‘Constructing Languages: from Esperanto to Dothraki’. Moscow, Alypina Non-Fikšn 2017, 224 paĝoj. ISBN 978-5-91671-1. Reseña de Stanislav Košecký, Eslovaquia. El libro se muestra junto al Dr. Košecký y Aleksandr Piperski a la derecha.. En la introducción a esta publicación, el autor se esfuerza por dar una presentación...

From Esperanto to Dothraki: a book review (1)

De Esperanto ĝis Dothraki: librorecenzo (1)

PIPERSKI, Aleksandr: Конструирование языков: от эсперанто до дотракийского ‘La konstruado de lingvoj: de Esperanto ĝis Dothraki’. Moskvo, Alypina Non-Fikšn 2017, 224 paĝoj. ISBN 978-5-91671-1. Recenzo de Stanislav Košecký (Slovakio). La bildo montras la recenzatan libron apud d-ro Košecký kaj Aleksandr Piperski dekstre. En la enkonduko de tiu ĉi publikaĵo la aŭtoro klopodas koncize prezenti la...

The Book of Guests in Esperanto

The Book of Guests in Esperanto

We are proud to announce the worldwide publication of Clarence Bicknell’s Book of Guests in Esperanto, a masterpiece of dedication and arts-and-crafts talent in watercolours by a light-hearted polymath of the late 19th century. Clarence Bicknell (1842-1918) built his summer house, the Casa Fontanalba, in the Italian Maritime Alps in 1906, and year after year created hand-drawn vellum-bound...

The Book of Guests in Esperanto

El Libro de Invitados en Esperanto

Estamos orgullosos de anunciar la publicación mundial del Libro de Invitados de Clarence Bicknell en esperanto, una obra maestra de dedicación y talento artístico y artesanal en acuarelas de un erudito alegre de finales del siglo XIX. Clarence Bicknell  (1842-1918) construyó su casa de verano, la Casa Fontanalba, en los Alpes Marítimos italianos en 1906, y año tras año creó álbumes encuadernados...

The Book of Guests in Esperanto

La Gastolibro de Clarence Bicknell en Esperanto

Ni fieras anonci la tutmondan eldonon de la Gastolibro de Clarence Bicknell en Esperanto, akvarela majstroverko de sindediĉo kaj metiarta talento de distra multesciulo de la malfrua 19-a jarcento. Clarence Bicknell (1842-1918) konstruis sian someran domon, Casa Fontanalba, en la italaj apudmaraj alpoj en 1906, kaj jaron post jaro li kreis mane faritajn velene kovritajn albumojn, kiuj montris la...

Numismatics: an Esperanto cultural treasure trove no longer in the dark (2)

Numismatics: an Esperanto cultural treasure trove no longer in the dark (2)

In his groundbreaking booklet Esperanto-mono (“Esperanto Money”, 2000) Hans Jankowski includes not only Esperanto coins and medallions, but also payment methods and securities of various kinds that have been used as local or event-related means of payment. When mentioning Esperanto money, it’s crucially important to stress that it’s not an official currency. Only a few national coins, put into...

Numismatics: an Esperanto cultural treasure trove no longer in the dark (2)

Numismática: un tesoro cultural del esperanto que ya no está oculto (2)

En su innovador folleto Esperanto-mono (“Dinero esperanto”, 2000), Hans Jankowski incluye no solo monedas y medallones en esperanto, sino también métodos de pago y valores de varios tipos que se han utilizado como medios de pago locales o relacionados con eventos. Al mencionar el dinero en esperanto, es de vital importancia enfatizar que no es una moneda oficial. Sólo unas pocas monedas...

Bulletin · Bulteno

Short bilingual announcements of publications and projects
Mallongaj dulingvaj anoncoj pri eldonaĵoj kaj projektoj
Contribute an item · Kontribui eron

World Humanitarian Day · Monda Humanitara Tago

Today is World Humanitarian Day, and the non-profit organization Translators without Borders wants to honour humanitarians everywhere by sharing its community’s voices. Hodiaŭ estas la Monda Humanitara Tago, kaj la ne-profitocela organizaĵo Tradukistoj Sen Landlimoj...

A brief history of Esperanto · Mallonga historio de Esperanto

Here is a useful article by Joshua Holzer, Assistant Professor of Political Science at Westminster College, Missouri, entitled “A brief history of Esperanto, the 135-year-old language of peace hated by Hitler and Stalin alike”. Jen utila anglalingva artikolo de Joshua...

Zamenhof comic strip · Bildstrio pri Zamenhof

Jean-Pierre Cavelan has started a comic strip in French and Esperanto about the life of L. L. Zamenhof. All Esperanto speakers are invited to assist the work with criticisms, corrections, suggestions, (en/dis)couragement, etc. Jean-Pierre Cavelan komencis...

Esperanto, The Aggressor Language

The book Readings in Language Studies, Volume 7: Intersections of Peace and Language, published in 2019, has a final chapter by Timothy Reagan on “Esperanto, The Aggressor Language”, a US Army handbook from the early 1960s. La libro Readings in Language Studies,...

IKIKO 2022

The International Congress of Intercultural Communication (IKIKO), a virtual world gathering of local/national meetings, will take place from 8 to 12 November 2022. The topic is intercultural communication, with the aim of collecting ideas and showing non-Esperantists...

“Women” and men · “Women” kaj viroj

A recent article from the New York Times explains the curious history of the words female and woman, which are not derived from male and man (at least not in its modern sense). Girl and lady are also discussed. Lastatempa artikolo el New York Times klarigas la...

The language of happiness · La lingvaĵo de feliĉo

This article in Nature examines the vocabulary used in descriptions of happiness and reveals that positive lexical items play only a limited role in such reports. It also shows that compact lexical families accurately reflect a semantic categorisation of sources of...

Plurilingual parenting · Plurlingva gepatreco

Linguists have long paid attention to the idea of bilingual parenting, but a new appreciation of linguistic and cultural complexity has brought about an alternative approach. This short article explains how what experts call “plurilingualism” views language use as...

AILA Congress 2023 · AILA-Kongreso 2023

Lyon, France will, from the 17th to 21th of July 2023, play host to the 20th World Congress of AILA (the International Association of Applied Linguistics) with the theme of “Diversity and social cohesion in a globalized world: towards more committed language...

Koutny spoke at FIPLV congress · Koutny prelegis ĉe FIPLV-kongreso

The World Congress of FIPLV (International Federation of Language Teacher Associations) took place from the 27th to 29th of July in Warsaw. There, Ilona Koutny gave a lecture on the subject of “Developing intercultural competence through an intercultural language”. La...

Madella to speak at AALA 2022 · Madella prelegos ĉe AALA 2022

La vicprezidantino de ILEI, Alessandra Madella, prelegos pri la ekzamena agado pri Esperanto en Italujo ĉe AALA 2022, la 8-a internacia jarkonferenco de Asian Association for Language Assessment, fine de oktobro en Ĉenajo (Barato). ILEI’s vice-president, Alessandra...

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