Speak Esperanto

Esperanto from AARP page

Behold the last page of my AARP Magazine.
They want us to do brain gymnastics. I cheer!
But also am interested in this universal language because it is used in the school in AZ where I go to video Ken Slesarick, my poet friend’s Poetry Club.
(If you want you can search my blog for The post: “Childrens Poetry Club” and view the video.
So enjoy circling the words
and finding the names:
LEO TOLSTOY
J.R.R. TOLKIEN
JULES VERNE
JOHN PAUL II
who lobbied for this language.

3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Haruo
    Sep 06, 2013 @ 10:33:27

    Very interesting. What issue? I think it’s likely that Tolstoy and JP II knew more than “Saluton”. Tolstoy claimed to have learned the language in two hours, and was a cofounder of the TVEA (world association of Esperantist vegetarians), and Karol Józef Wojtyła was scheduled to celebrate mass in Esperanto at one point (but had to break the engagement due to the death of fellow Polish bishop). Later, in 1991, he became the first pope to speak publicly in (not just on behalf of) Esperanto, when he included in his multilingual greetings to the World Youth Day crowd of more than a million meeting in Częstochowa, Poland, the lines “Mi donas ankaŭ en Esperanto bonvenan saluton al la junaj pilgrimantoj el la tuta mondo en ĉi tiu tago de universala frateco, kiu vidas nin unuigitajn kiel filojn de unu sama Patro en la nomo de Kristo, vero de la homo.” John Paul II subsequently included Esperanto in his Urbi et Orbi greetings, a custom which has been continued by the popes who followed him.

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  2. jmpoland21van
    Sep 06, 2013 @ 12:20:35

    It must have been the July 2013 issue.
    Thank you for the detailed data.
    Jeanne

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  3. Haruo
    Sep 10, 2013 @ 16:11:45

    You’re welcome. I’m curious, what school in AZ is it that you mentioned as using Esperanto, and what sort of use do they make of it there? Is it a subject of instruction, or a club activity, or what? (I’m assuming, perhaps wrongly, that it is not the general medium of instruction…)

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