I have a confession to make. I haven’t been completely honest with everyone. It wasn’t an out right lie, more like an omission. It’s not something I omitted with the intention to mislead. In fact, it was never supposed to be apart of the blog. Then the blog evolved into more than I thought it ever would be and this omission has stuck out, for me at least, like a sore thumb. I could have continued on and non would be the wiser, but I just don’t work that way. So I am opening up and being honest. What is this huge omission? Spanish is not the first language I have tried to learn since learning Thai, Esperanto is.
Esperanto estas lingvo por la tuta mondo
(Esperanto is a language for the whole world.)
I found Esperanto on the internet when I was learning about constructed languages. Being the largest and most successful constructed language, it came up often. I started learning it and got to a lower intermediate level at my best. I joined Esperanto-USA and sometimes I would chat online. I even became a volunteer tutor at Lernu.net.
The problem is that my motivation and skills in learning a language on my own, without living in an immersed environment, were very small. To be honest, trying to explain it to other people became tiring well. I ultimately gave up actively participating in the Esperanto world, though the desire to learn another language stayed with me and I eventually started this blog because of it.
What do I do?
Now that you know, what do I do. Should I continue to treat Esperanto as a red-headed step child and ignore it? Or should I add it to my list of languages and actively pursue it? I don’t know the answer, but I was hoing to get advice from all those who read this blog. What should I do? Send me a message or send me some your ideas in the comments below. Thanks for helping!