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Questions tagged [culture]

Questions about Esperanto culture, be it congresses, music, books and poetry, as well as those intangible parts of human interaction.

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Who is “Kola Adzaj” - an African Esperantist present at the 1937 World Congress in Warsaw, Poland?

In a text written in Hebrew, it's author, Polish Jewish esperantist Icchak Kominkowski, speaks about a friend named "Kola Adzaj", from Africa, who visited Warsaw at the occasion of the 1937 World ...
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Is there academic studies or surveys on ideologies within Esperanto? [closed]

I have read that there are two ideologies within the Esperanto community, regarding what people think Esperanto should be: One being Finvenkismo, and another being Rauxmismo. My questions are: Are ...
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What's the status of Esperanto in the Orient, in Asia and in the Far East?

What's the status of Esperanto in the Orient? Is it at all popular? How many Esperanto speakers are there in Asia? How many in the Far East?
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How to translate “Pescatarian” into Esperanto?

In analogy to the word formation of vegetarano - legomo, can I have pesketarano - fiŝo which does not use the corresponding root of fish in Esperanto? Or fiŝ-vegetarano should be preferred? I wrote a ...
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Where can I discuss Esperanto online?

I live in an area of the US with few if any Esperanto speakers nearby. What websites can I go to to discuss the language online. For example, I would like to be able to show people things I have ...
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Ĉu ekzistis aŭ ekzistas Esperanta mono?

Ĉu ekzistas internacia monunuo, kiu estas farita specife por Esperanto? Se jes, kie kaj kiam ĝi estas uzata, kaj kio estas ĝia valoro?
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Who helped Michael Jackson write Esperanto?

Few people know this, but Esperanto has probably never enjoyed more airtime than on June 14 1995, when 60 million people watched Diane Sawyer’s live interview of Michael Jackson and his wife Lisa ...
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Use of Esperanto in Science Fiction

I noticed that there are several Esperanto references in the British sci-fi series Red Dwarf: by the lifts the level is written as Nivelo, and one of the main characters keeps trying (with little ...
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Are there any big-company ads in Esperanto?

I know there are sometimes ads in Esperanto magazines. What I’m really curious about is: Has any ”big” company ever published an ad in Esperanto? I’m thinking about multinational brands like Coca-...
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How often are new loans fully integrated into Esperanto?

The borrowing of vocabulary is part and parcel of natural language evolution. Although Esperanto is now without doubt a full living language, it is nevertheless somewhat unusual as it is still spoken ...
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Ĉu ekzistas Esperanta ĵurnalo kies artikoloj estas tradukaĵoj de diversaj landaj ĵurnaloj?

Mi nur havas kiel ekzemplon Courrier International, kiu estas Franca ĵurnalo, kies enhavo ĉefe estas fremdaj artikoloj tradukitaj. Ĉu simila ĵurnalo uzante la saman koncepton ekzistas en Esperantujo?
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Kie oni povus legi la originalan Kumeŭaŭa-n en Esperanto?

La libro estas verkita de Tibor Sekelj. Mi ĵus legis la Ĉinan version, kiun mi tre ŝatas. Kaj mi volas serĉi la Esperantan version.
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Ĉu estas iu ajn sciencfikcia filmo en kiu troviĝas Esperanto?

Ne gravas ĉu oni vere parolas la lingvon en tiuj filmoj. Temas pri Esperanto-elementoj en sciencfikciafilmoj. Mi nur scias pri GATTACA.
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Which Esperanto youtubers have subtitles to their videos?

I think that learning through watching is great. Youtube is really popular among young people. Beginners might not be patient enough to watch if they only understand a fraction of what is said. ...
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Edziga formulo en Esperanto

Mi supozas, ke pro Edzperanto jam estis nuptoj en Esperanto. Kion oni diras? Mi trovis fragmenton en artikolo de monato: ...ami, estimi kaj honori, dum ĉiuj tagoj de mia vivo, en bonaj kaj ...
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Are there any supported top charts for songs in Esperanto?

Top charts (official or no) with some reputable \ experiensed editors would be of great help to people who are trying to find good music that would also help learning the language and immerse into the ...
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Ĉu estas paĝo por kongresoj kaj aliaj eventoj?

Ĉu ie troviĝas kunigita kalendaro de ĉiuj internaciaj esperanto-renkontiĝoj? La plejmulto pri ĉi tiaj aferoj mi ricevis babilante. Estus bone havi oficialan skribitan informon. Ĉu eble estas listo de ...
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How has Linux geek culture reacted to Esperanto over the years?

In this question there is an answer that comments "There was for a long time resistance in some parts of the Linux world to Esperanto, so it seems it was only this year that the Esperanto localization ...
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Kion mi povas diri anstataŭ “Je via sano!”?

Kiam oni levas glasojn, mi scias ke la kutima esperanta diraĵo estas "Je via sano". Sed, alemanaŭ en mia lando, oni ofte ankaŭ en tiu situacio honoras iun, ekzemple novgeedzoj aŭ naskiĝtagulo. Povas ...
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Can we have a holiday that isn't based around Zamenhof?

To have a festival or holiday, there seems to be a need for folklore or an event of significance that that culture deems worth of celebrating. With Esperanto, the people are very different and ...
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How many Esperanto pun words are there?

There are some words I know: kolego (kol-eg-o) as in "-Kial ĝirafo neniam estas sola? -Ĉar ĝi havas kolegon." laŭtema (laŭ-tema aŭ laŭt-em-a) trafike (e-vorto devenas el trafiko aŭ tra-fike) as in ...
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How do I find out if there is an Esperanto club in my city?

I first found out there was a club in my city through a JEF, young European federalists event, but it took quite some time - and the help of a friend - until I went there the first time. How do I ...
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Which is the longest book published in Esperanto?

I stumbled across this article and started wondering about Esperanto. Could someone have translated Proust's novel? Would there be a market for it? Anyway, I want to know which book, preferably in a ...
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Does porn in Esperanto exist?

I was having a conversation with a friend of mine. Just curious if the rule 34 applies. I can't search for it on the internet because of too many false positives.
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What does “modern finvenkismo” look like?

I understand that "finvenkismo" is the original, idealistic current within the Esperanto movement, dating back to Zamenhof. I'm wondering if and how this ideology has changed in the last 100 years. ...
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Why some esperanto-speakers call others “samideano”?

I have seen a lot of old Esperanto speakers in Facebook use the word samideano when adressing to other Esperanto speakers. Why are they using this word, and how an Esperanto-speaker is a member of a ...
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How do I say “Thank you, Captain Obvious?”

How do I say "Thank you, Mr. Obvious?" Or is it "Captain Obvious"? Anyway, this is a slang response when someone says something that is known to the other person - and this should be obvious to the ...
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Kion oni kantas por celebri naskiĝtagon?

Kion oni kantas dum naskiĝtagfesto? Ĉu oni uzas "Feliĉan naskiĝtagon"? Ĉu unu melodio enradikiĝis?
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Kiu estas Liza en la kanto de Persone kaj kial ŝi pentras bildojn?

"Liza pentras bildojn". Eble preskaŭ ĉiu konas la faman kanton de Persone. Sed mi ne tiel bone komprenas la tekston de ĝi. Ĉu iu scias: Kiu estas Liza? Kial ŝi pentras bildojn? Kial la kantisto ne ...
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Is Esperanto a viable language to put in the “languages spoken” section of my resume?

Elsewhere on the internet I've heard people say that if you mention it at all, you should put it in hobbies or else you risk getting dismissed and gossiped about to a company's peers, limiting your ...
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Kiel pluramemo iĝis populara en Esperantio?

Mi multe aŭdis ke inter la parolantoj de la lingvo Esperanto ekzistas sufiĉe granda elcento de homoj, kiuj vivas en pluramemaj rilatoj. Ekzemple, la anoj de tre konata muzikbando "La Perdita ...
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Is there a biography about Verda Majo?

I've been looking for a book of some kind about Teru Hasegawa and so far, I've only found one PDF from the university of Heidelberg. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teru_Hasegawa
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What is the origin of Pasporta Servo?

I've never used this service so far, but I have heard about the "Esperanto couchsurfing", much older than the modern couchsurfing, from friends that have been in Esperantujo for much longer. How did ...
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Seksaj proporcioj en la komenco de Esperanto

Mi legis ĉi tiun demandon pri seksaj proporcioj en la nuna tempo kaj pensis pri la infaneco de Esperanto. En la mondo, tiom multe ŝanĝiĝis por la seksoj ekde la 1880-aj jaroj. Kiel aspektis la seksaj ...
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Ĉu ekzistas feminisma movado en Esperantujo?

Mi iam ricevis invitadon al kelkaj interesaj grupoj fejsbuke, kiuj estas Esperantistaj grupoj, sed mi ankoraŭ ne trovis iun aktivan feminisman grupon. Ĉu ekzistas?
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Kio estas Esperanto sumoo?

Iu demandis min en la Literatura Babilejo se mi partoprenos al la Esperanto sumoo. Mi iomete legis pri tio en la reto, sed fakte: kio estas tio?
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Kanto pri la fakto ke nevido ≠ neekzisto

Pro la lastaj demandoj pri antaŭjuĝoj pri Esperanto, mi ekmemoras esperantlingvan kanton kiu havas tekston similan al "ne povi vidi ion ne signifas ke ĝi ne ekzistas". Kaj poste estas ekzemploj de ...
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Kio estas “Postkongresa/Postrenkontiĝa sindromo”?

Mi plurfoje legis en Esperantaj babilejoj la vortoj Postkongresa sindromo aŭ Postrenkontiĝa sindromo. Kio estas tio?
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How many books are there in Esperanto?

I felt pretty motivated about reading Esperanto literature, especially after finding the baza legolisto, and thought "I'll cover the basics in a year!". After reading this article I felt a bit ...
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Cursing and swearing in Esperanto

Where I can find an overview about swear words in Esperanto? Which of them are most often used? I'm a little bit curious. How does cursing work in Esperanto at all? According to me, cursing is always ...
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Is there a contemporary “Promeso”, a promise to learn Esperanto if there is a certain number of prospective learners?

As I understand from history of Esperanto, Zamenhof had send out a Promeso: a text with urge to give a promise to start learning esperanto if two (?) million people would give the same promise. Is ...
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Which is the most seen play in Esperanto?

I know there are plays shown during Universala Kongreso, for example. I'd like to know which one had the most viewers.
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Why are many companies using Esperanto words for their brand name?

Recently, the firm Roche Ltd, Consulting Group, a company based in Québec with over 1,800 employeees, has changed its name to Norda Stelo Inc. Norda Stelo means “Northern Star” in Esperanto. “The ...
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Ĉu ekzistas pentristoj en esperantujo?

Estas verkistoj, sed mi ne povas trovi iajn pentristojn. Ĉu eĉ tiaj ekzistas?
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What were the most sold books in Esperanto in 2015?

I remember seeing some statistics in a magazine of UEA. Does someone have some data in a freely and easily consultable format?
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Most well-known books translated into Esperanto?

What are the most well-known books that have been translated into Esperanto?
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Is there an Esperanto Vikipedio meetup?

I know Wikipedians meet up regularly, but what about the Esperanto Wikipedians?
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What is “La Leĝo de Tonjo”?

I've heard esperantists mention "La Leĝo de Tonjo" but I'm not sure what it means. Can anybody explain?
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Is there an ideal Esperanto congress for beginners?

I just went to my first Esperanto congress, the IJK in Poland, this year. I had a great experience, especially meeting everyone I had been getting to know over Telegram. Is there a congress you'd ...
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Kiujn tabulludojn oni plej ofte ludas dum Esperantistaj renkontiĝoj?

Esperanto estas internacia, do mi supozas ke la tabulludoj ludataj estas tre diversaj. Tamen, ĉu ekzistas kelkaj tabulludoj kiuj estas aparte popularaj, kaj kiuj ili estas?