Sinjoro Eng, Esperanto enthusiast explains why you should learn Esperanto.
Do you believe one can learn a language within 200 hours of studies?
If you think so, please read on. However, if you do not think so, please surf to the other pages of LoyarBurok.
If you are in the camp of Noam Chomsky to reject the constructed languages, you are also advised to leave this page, otherwise, your blood pressure might be shooting up within seconds.
Thank you for staying thus far and you are all welcome to discover a language which is recognised by UNESCO in 1954 but most Malaysians do not know about it.
Esperanto or Internacia Lingvo was invented 123 years ago, surviving many political pressures, as even now it is too. However, with the advancement of the modern technology, Esperanto has sprung to life and most of the people could use it almost daily when online.
Why Malaysia should introduce Esperanto?
Before I proceed, just a little experiment: if you speak Min Nan Hua (Hokkien), can you understand some sentences of Chao Zhou Hua (Teochew)?
Certainly, the answer is positive. This is called propaedeutic effect. It is one language which has some similarity to another. Esperanto has been termed to have this propaedeuctic effect since 1920. Much research has been done from the Northern Hemisphere to the Southern Hemisphere.
The British is currently conducting a four-year research on the propaedeutic effect of Esperanto.
There are many info concerning Esperanto and my article in Chinese has appeared in malaysiakini.com.
Don’t worry, the links are mostly in English or Esperanto. Just click on it and enjoy the youtube songs or others which might interest you.
What interests me the most is that the Esperanto can help the autistic kids learn better. The research was done in Chicago.
It is almost similar to our country, isn’t it ?
I am proud to say that Vietnam is organising the 97th Universal Esperanto Congress in 2012.
The economy value of Esperanto can be found here.
The Universal Esperanto Association is here.
The Prague manisfesto is here.
The Esperanto University is here.
Brazil has started teaching Esperanto nation wide since 2009.
Before I say adiaux, I would like to invite you to have a look of Claude Piron’s Facing the Challenges.
If you are in line with the concept of Esperanto should be a part of the language that we learn in Malaysia so that we can produce more polyglots and reduce the economy wastage, you can also join the ASEAN Esperanto forum.
Not every Malaysian is language talented but the current system of education is killing many talents especially in art, music and dancing areas. English is not all for us as it needs 2000 hours but Esperanto needs only 200 hours.
The kids in particular, in the rural areas, are going to be marginalised if we insist on using English, or the imperialist language as Dr Philipson calls it.
We need talents to speak and write more languages like Spanish, Italian, French, German, etc. but not only English.
From the E word, Sinjoro Eng learns equality and know why the children in Malaysia have no smiling faces. E word could reduce the barriers of inequality and produce more smiling faces in the country as he thinks. Researching into E word is hard work but he delightedly takes up that titled job PhD though he does not know where the next piece of meal is.