The world would be a more amazing place if we all knew to communicate with a particular language like love, wouldn’t it? But love unfortunately cannot be spoken with words and it’s merely an illusion that people can truly communicate with love. So if we become practical,what’s the other way?
We all know English is a universal language but did you know that there was another universal language other than English?
Esperanto, an international language, constructed to open the door for communication amongst people from several countries around the world is the other universal language. It was created by L. L. Zamenhof. It has been in practical use for years more than a hundred. Approximately two million speakers speak Esperanto worldwide, it is the most widely spoken constructed language which has proved to be a genuinely living language, facilitated and capable to express all facets of human thought.
Esperanto means ”one who hopes” It has been derived from the Latin script. The words are based on other languages such as Romanic, Germanic and others. Esperanto retains the culture and native languages.
There are very few grammar rules with no exceptions hence it has been stated that it is the easiest language to learn. There are many other reasons why learning Esperanto is beneficial i.e for travel, time and even money. None of us have the time to learn all languages when we travel to different places around the world. It also saves money which we spend on tutorials or coaching classes to learn several other languages.
There are various perceptions of people on this topic, Esperanto as a universal language, failed as English overpowered this language and even in the opposite direction as well, people still fight to preserve their own languages and they develop new forms of the languages that they already speak, so language never stands still. Not just that, with technologies like google translate, it doesn’t portray the need of Esperanto as a Universal Language. But at the same time, we can’t ignore the fact that it has much more pros than any other language in the world.
There are people who are promoting, and some against it. But this conflict as to Esperanto being a universal language is still consistent as this universal language exists but unfortunately or fortunately wasn’t the star of the show.
-Rodney Craig Cutinho