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Saturday, May 10, 2014

Esperanto: One of the World's Best Underutilized Ideas and Its Contributions to World Culture

Description:
The Amelia Murdoch Mango Language Speaker Series-- a program of the National Museum of Language-- presents: "Esperanto: One of the World's Best Underutilized Ideas and Its Contributions to World Culture" Presented by James Ryan and Ralph Dumain In 1887, an idealistic eye doctor (with a penchant for linguistics) in Warsaw named Ludovic Zamenhof unveiled to the world a project he had envisioned and worked on since boyhood: a new language, constructed from several existing tongues, with streamlined grammar and pronunciation – and implanted with what he called the “internal idea” that an easy, neutral, worldwide language could serve as a bridge between nations, cultures and people, and increase peace and understanding in the world. Esperanto has blossomed into a worldwide community boasting about two million speakers, and a sizable and growing Internet presence. {Will appear in FYI on May 7, 2014
Start Time:
12:00 PM
End Time:
2:00 PM
Room:
Old Parish House (4711 Knox Road, College Park)
Common Location Name:
Other
Web Address:
http://languagemuseum.org/speaker-series/
Other Contact Information:
Emily Paige Adams Office of Community Engagement +1 301 405 1941 eadams@umd.edu http://www.vpaf.umd.edu/community


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