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As we've just seen in the emergency room, dear spectators, it's important to know various languages to be able to communicate well. And there's this one language which was invented so that peoples could communicate with one another. And that is Esperanto. In 1887 it was mentioned for the first time and the language consists of lots of German, English, French, Spanish words. And now we'd like to hear how this works. Right. You know, it's a kind of artificial language and is – believe it or not – still spoken regularly in Dresden... and also sung. When Alejandro Cossavella sings about his broken hotel room key in Warsaw, only about 2 million people in the world can understand him. Because he sings in Esperanto and speaks it fluently as well, of course. Esperanto is like a bridge between the peoples, he says. Because invented in Europe, it's spoken worldwide nowadays ...and also understood. By the way, the planned language was invented more than 120 years ago by the ophthalmologist Ludwig Zamenhof. When he was an high school student, he and his classmates already found such a language. Leo Tolstoy, for instance, learned this language in 4 hours. Now, not everyone is a... genious, but the fact that every substantive, every noun, ends in "-o" – "la fingro", "la nazo", "la kapo" – that's quite an easy thing to learn. Once a month there's an Espeanto regulars' table in Dresden: "konversacia rondo" ...with coffee, beer and wine: "kafo", "biero", "vino" ...where they speak about God and the world: "Ni nun parolas pri Dio kaj la mondo." In the 20's here in Dresden many police officers spoke Esperanto. Later the language was forbidden during the nazi dictatorship and initially also during the time of the GDR. Nevertheless Esperanto seems to be no foreign word in Dresden. It was supposed to become a general language for everyone in the world. Esperanto's a world language which is based on Spanish? That's this auxiliary language; and if each country would've learned it, they needn't learn dozens of languages. And this is why in Dresden they hope their group will grow, because with every new speaker the language evolves further. And thus a minimum vocabulary is sufficient, because in Esperanto one can form new words from existing word roots. Even thought the dictionary is really a weighty tome, most of them learned the language in a few weeks. Even without any knowledge of it, one is said to be able to understand more than half of it. After all, Esperanto consists of the most common European languages. And for none to be favored, there is an Esperanto reconciliation academy. Which can say, for example, that one should say "komputero" instead of "komputilo", but the speaker community decides in the end how one is to express something. Sounds simple. And maybe the Argentinian Alejandro Cossavella succeeds with his guitar and his voice to musically spread Esperanto in the world. "Saluton!" "Mia nomo estas Stephanie." "Mia nomo estas Peter." That was... Esperanto! (Right.) And when you also fell the urge to know more about Esperanto, you can find a little language course on our website

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Duration: 4 minutes and 5 seconds
Country: Germany
Language: German
Producer: mdr
Views: 227
Posted by: vortarulo on Feb 12, 2009

Am 13.01.2009 berichtete der mdr in der Sendung "hier ab vier" über die Esperantobewegung in Dresden und hat auch einige schöne Ausschnitte von einem kleinen Konzert von Alejandro Cossavella. Es gibt auch einige Interviews mit Esperantisten sowie Passanten zu sehen.

Je la 13ª de januaro, 2009, la mdr raportis en sia elsendaĵo "hier ab vier" pri la Esperanto-movado en Dresden kaj montris ankaŭ kelkajn belajn filmerojn de malgranda koncerto de Alejandro Cossavella. Ankaŭ videblas kelkaj intervjuoj kun esperantistoj kaj pasantoj.

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