Esperanto and sexless language

Subject: Esperanto and sexless language
From: Ellen Adams <ellena -at- TOLSTOY -dot- SC -dot- TI -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 22 Nov 1994 09:29:21 CST

Re: Karen Kay's quote:
<<Ellen Adams said:
> [Esperanto] didn't really catch on.

Tell that to the thousands of rapid Esperantists in the world! I know
that there is a mailing list, and they have conventions--there are
even native speakers of it.>>

Since Esperanto is a mish-mash of European languages,
who is a native speaker of Esperanto?

Native means: (Webster's again) 1. Inborn, natural. 2. born in a particular
place or country. 3. belonging to a person because of the place of his birth
(his ~ language).

I know there are many Esperanto clubs, but not one country has adopted it as an
official language, and no major political organization uses it as an official
language. That's what I meant about not catching on...

I'm still glad our international docs aren't done in Esperanto, and
we don't have to use sie or hir.

Ellen Adams
Houston, TX
ellena -at- tolstoy -dot- sc -dot- ti -dot- com

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