Esperanto question (A different one! :)
|From:||Arek Bellagio <zadar@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, September 19, 1998, 15:49|
I was just reading some emails in regards to the nonexistence of an 'around'
preposition in regards to 'around the room'.. and I was wondering..
For those of you (if there are any of you out on the mailing list) who speak
Esperanto [fluenty], when you encounter things like:
Do you abbreviate/combine, as how Spanish, Italian, and French does?=20
Like for example..
de + la =3D da?
en + la =3D aun?
Just wondering if something happens like that.. like if fluent speakers use
that as a type of slang.
Also, for words that begin in vowels, do you remove the vowel? Example:
(I'm making up this word.. I don't really know Esperanto that well)
la + akron
Do things like this happen, or are they specifically discouraged in the
'moral' laws of using Esperanto?=20
For example, in Zadri, the pronoun 'we' has two forms: we inclusive, and we
and all present tense (indicative mood) verbs end in -ai, and to prevent the
rather awkward sounding repetion of sounds as found in daitanlai or=
I've allowed for the -ai to be dropped in the pronoun for this pronoun, and
Does anyone to anything similar in their respective languages?
~Arek - firstname.lastname@example.org
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