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Jakarta Post

Esperanto links people with no common language

  • The Jakarta Post

  /   Sun, December 20 2009   /  02:26 pm

At least 130 students took part in a language course in a language they never hear of but which has existed for a long time, Esperanto, at Widyatama University in Bandung, West Java. One of the course participants, Faishal Abdul Aziz Mukhlis, said that he was curious to know what Esperanto was as he never heard of it before. "I was curious to know what it was about. Then I found out that it was similar to Spanish, at least in its pronunciation I think. At first, I thought it would be hard, but it was quite easy actually," the student of visual communication design at Widyatama said. He said that during the class, he not only learned about the language but also its brief history and the advantages of using Esperanto. "The teacher said that mastering Esperanto will be very helpful in business, especially if you deal with export-import content as well as for traveling,"...