Judith Meyer, fluent Esperanto speaker/teacher, committee member of the World Esperanto Youth
To begin with, I'd like to quote Arika Okrent, author of "In the Land of Invented Languages": "Language inventors do far too little thinking about how they are going to get people to perceive the language. In other words, they put too much effort into product development and not enough into marketing." I agree.
I'll write about the success of Esperanto,...(more)
I'll do the "... or vice versa". Why would Esperanto be a better international language than English?
1. Esperanto is artificial
You may wonder why I put this down as an advantage for Esperanto, but think of it this way: Esperanto is an artificial language in the same way that a car is an artificial horse. Now I love horses, they are beautiful, but they ...(more)
Among Esperanto speakers, there is the Universala Kongreso prediction method for the FIFA World Cups: the World Cup will be won by whichever country is hosting that year's Universala Kongreso (the biggest Esperanto event).
Check history of the past several FIFA World Cups: 1998 - France won, the congress was in Montpellier, France 2002 - Brazil won, the ...(more)