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Should Esperanto be adopted internationally?
Esperanto should be adopted internationally.
Having no national-political background provides Esperanto the neutrality expected (and needed) on an international language.
Esperanto is a very easy language to learn because of its engineered rules, and because it did not evolve philologically.
Historically, the idea of Esperanto being used internationally has been considered by the League of Nations for recognition. This makes Esperanto the most progressed of any languages created in its time, including Ido and Volapük.
The founding ideas of Esperanto are to reach a more equal international exchange.
Esperanto is the most
widespread auxiliary language
(beating out Ido and Volapuk), and is therefore more convenient to grow into a larger language.
The world needs an international language. In this age, with so much contention, we need more things to break down our barriers, including language.
Esperanto has its own culture, complete with its own music and literature.
Albeit on occasion with derision, Esperanto has long been depicted as the language of the future world.
There are not many people speaking Esperanto. It is estimated that the number is between
100.000 and 8 million
Esperanto is not a viable international language because it draws primarily from
Teaching Esperanto in most developing countries is going to be difficult given the inadequacies of
public education systems
in these countries.
Technology allows us to translate any language (like Google Translate) that we do not need to learn more languages.
Foreign language requirements already dilute people's focus on more relevant skills and lengthen times people stay in school. Adding another language will not help this situation.
There are already international languages that serve as
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