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Are there any auto-antonyms in Esperanto?

Laŭ mi, krom estas tia vorto. El PMEG: Krom montras aferon, kiun oni konsideras aparte. Tiu baza signifo donas praktike du signifojn: escepta krom kaj aldona krom. La diferenco inter tiuj du signifoj ...
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Kiel traduki "sign language" respekteme?

Saluton! Mi estas usona surda esperantisto! La vorto "usona" estas tre grava kaŭze de la surda historio de la usono. La surduloj ĉi tie ne ŝatas multe la vorton "gesture/gesto". Por jaroj estis ...
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Why is Esperanto a noun, but other languages are adjectives?

There are other languages like this too, such as Latino, Tokipono etc. The difference comes from the fact that the names of most languages are derived from root words which have a different meaning, ...
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Best place to travel if you wanna speak Esperanto?

Saluton kaj bonvenon al Esperantujo! Anywhere where you can find a Pasporta Servo host, essentially an Esperanto-speaking couchsurfing host. I have heard many good things about Brazil, Iran, France, ...
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Kiel traduki "sign language" respekteme?

Kie vi aŭdis tion? Mi neniam aŭdis aŭ legis la vorton "signallingvo". En ekz. la Angla lingvo surduloj forte preferas "sign language", kio estas laŭvorte "signolingvo" en Esperanto, neniel "...
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Language with sounds closest to Esperanto

Czech (IPA @ Wikipedia, Omniglot) has č = ĉ š = ŝ ž = ĵ ch = ĥ dž = ĝ and does not distinguish between u and ŭ in writing (au, ou are read as diphthongs and so is eu in loanwords). All other ...
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Best place to travel if you wanna speak Esperanto?

I don’t think there is any one particular country that Esperanto will help you visit, but instead you can use it to travel to Esperanto events around the world. The events have their own culture and ...
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What words, phrases, or noises are appropriate for backchanneling in Esperanto?

This is often a culture-dependent question because often people make "listening noises" without even thinking about it. You will find this the case even with very fluent speakers. A few ideas to get ...
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Kiel traduki "sign language" respekteme?

Serĉo en la Tekstaro de Esperanto kaj la Esperanta corpuseye montras, ke la plej kutimaj esprimoj por tio estas "gestolingvo" kaj "signolingvo" (simile kutimaj), dum "signallingvo" estas praktike ...
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Which language becomes easiest after Esperanto?

In terms of vocabulary I think Esperanto borrows heavily from French. I personally found my knowledge of Esperanto very useful when I started learning French. However I think that any romance language ...
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Kiel traduki "sign language" respekteme?

Mi uzas la terminon "signolingvo", kaj ne "gestlingvo". "Gesto" estas ĝenerala korpa movo sen preciza signifo, dum "signo" estas semantike preciza parto de lingvo, kiu egalas al "vorto" en parola ...
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Language with sounds closest to Esperanto

Mi ne scias kiu estas la plej proksima lingvo, se mi ja povas diri, ke la bulgara estas tre proksima. Mi ne estas fakulo, sed kiel denaska parolanto de la bulgara, mi kredas, ke ni havas ĉiujn sonojn ...
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Kiom da lingvoj Zamenhof povas paroli?

He appears to have been natively bilingual in Yiddish and Russian (Polish language was restricted and forbidden in public conversations by the Tsarist authorities),[4] presumably the Belarusian "...
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Why is Esperanto a noun, but other languages are adjectives?

This adjectiveness is taken from various national languages and is short for la angla/franca lingvo. And anglo is Englishman. English and French are adjectives too. As "Esperanto" is a sufficient long ...
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Are there Esperanto variants in ISO 639 codes?

IETF RFC 3066 is obsolete. The current authoritative reference for language tags is IETF BCP 47: Tags for Identifying Languages. The document by Tex Texin and John Cowan that you reference is ...
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Which language becomes easiest after Esperanto?

I'm assuming your first language is Chinese, so that is another variable you want to consider before deciding which language would be easier to learn next. That is why I want to recommend Spanish to ...
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Best place to travel if you wanna speak Esperanto?

The thing about Esperanto is that enough people speak it so that if you know where to look, you can find speakers in nearly any moderately populated area. On the other hand, few enough people speak it ...
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Language with sounds closest to Esperanto

Slovak is as good as the Czech language in the La Vo-o's answer. Both languages are very similar and every of them has only one letter witch is not in the other: ř in the Czech language doesn't ...
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Language with sounds closest to Esperanto

I have no idea what Croatian sounds like, but I've heard several people say they have the best Esperanto accent, so I'd guess that. The sounds in Polish didn't sound too different to me.
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Kiel traduki "sign language" respekteme?

Jen kial mi diras, "Signallingvon". Du apartaj esperantistoj, kiuj ankaŭ estas interpretistoj de la signallingvo konsilis al mi, ke "gestolingvo" kaj "signolingvo" povas esti ofendemaj al surduloj ĉar ...
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Kiel traduki "sign language" respekteme?

Mi lernis (de blindulo) ke la ĝusta vorto estas gestolingvo, sed eble pro nacilingva influo mi ofte (mis-?)diras "signolingvo". Nek mi iam aŭdis ajna opinio pri malrespektemo enbakita en tiuj ...
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Which movies treat the language barrier with honesty?

I suggest adding the movie Babel to the list.
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Language with sounds closest to Esperanto

The German language has all the sounds (when you include foreign words with French pronunciation for the letter ĵ). However, going to the details, you will encounter differences: High German does ...
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Best place to travel if you wanna speak Esperanto?

In the Northeast US, on the weekend of June 3 - June 4 the best place to travel to is New York State where there will be a Senkrokodila Semajnfino: Novjorkia Kampado. There will be a guided hike to ...
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Is there 1-to-many dictionary sql, txt, raw-binary... pictures...?

TL;DR: ReVo data (XML, GNU GPL v2) http://reta-vortaro.de/tgz/index.html (archived 2020-03-21) https://github.com/revuloj/revo-fonto https://github.com/revuloj/revo-fonto/releases ESPDIC (...
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Ĉu ekzistas registro de Esperantaj idiomoj?

Por respondi al "Ĉu ekzistas registro de Esperantaj idiomoj?": Tatoeba estas registro de ekzemplaj frazoj kaj tradukoj, alŝutita de uzantoj: https://tatoeba.org/ Sed, kelkfoje estas multaj ...
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Language with sounds closest to Esperanto

This is a difficult question because it would require the knowledge of many languages and then it still may be a subjective response. From my experience and general perspective, without specifying ...
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Kiel traduki "sign language" respekteme?

Persone, mi diras "gestolingvo" pro diversaj kaŭzoj. Sed, se oni serĉas la opinion de surdaj Esperantistoj, kial demandi tie ĉi?
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