Hey Chum. Remember how Cat Stevens wanted us to jump aboard the Peace Train? That is a good song! Lets try!
Lets learn Esperanto! A non-political, easy to learn universal language, for hope and peace.
Esperanto was created by L.L. Zamenhof, a dapper looking fellow alive in the 1800s.
Zamenhof was born in a town in what is now part of Poland. He lived in a city that had a Jewish majority and diverse ethnic origins (German, Belarusians and Poles). Zamenhof was upset that, because of their different ethnicities, there was a great deal of squabbling amongst different groups. During his lifetime he also experienced pogroms – riots against the Jews.
In order to combat these tensions he created a neutral language for communication between cultures. His motivations are especially wonderful, because not only did he want to create a non-political language, he wanted to make a language that would foster peace!
And from a young age! At secondary school, he started attempts to create this universal language. He understood many languages: Russian, Yiddish, Polish, greek, English, Italian, Greek, Hebru, french, Latin! With such a good grasp on language, he knew what an easy to learn, easy to communicate form would be.
I can’t speak Esperanto, I’ve only really heard of it. Lets learn together! The link above has a great number of resources for learning. Here are some translation lessons. People also go to conferences about the language, they sound like a blast!
Have you heard of Esperanto? Can you speak any? Will you try this word press esperanto translator?