How do we encourage and promote the use of Esperanto on Sunbeam City?
@cocoron Esperanto day? LIke once a week or something we try to only toot in Esperanto.
...One post per week where you just toot at least one thing in Esperanto. Normal stuff about the news, what you had for dinner, how you're feeling, the weather, your cat, etc. With replies in Esperanto preferred.
Just as someone who doesn't speak Esperanto; what do we get from learning this language; why should we prioritize learning Esperanto over more widely used languages?
There have also been some studies that show that Esperanto learners have an easier time picking up a third language as a result of their study, so it's also useful in that sense.
@cocoron @teslas_moustache @GreenandBlack im not hostile to it, im just trying to understand the assumptions. My basic opinion of it roughly matches what Bahai. Its a cool idea to try and combine everything in one new standard - but really what youre creating is another option, not a new universal. And I see unity in diversity more than in uniformity.
@rekh127 @GreenandBlack @cocoron my point is that no one AFAIK has been deliberately killed in the pursuit of spreading Esperanto language and culture to all corners of the globe. No language has been wiped out or banned in schools and replaced with Esperanto. 'Cause that's not the point. There's a reason it's called an 'auxiliary language'.
@cocoron im not sure thats a thing we want?
@rekh127 sunbam.city actually started as a bilingual insatce
@rekh127 also it sure as hell beats english?
@cocoron interesting. That adds a lot of context to your first message at least!
@acuteanniemay The whole question is on how do we encourage people to actually use it, so
@acuteanniemay I don't speak Esperanto fluently enough to answer anymore and I won't use Google translate to do so
@cocoron skribi esperanto pli ofte
and add Esperanto resources to the home page?
@radikalgrafitio the second problem is that i couldnt possibly take on the extra load from writing everything in esperanto myself (anymore)
if someone wants to become, like, an esperanto ambassador for the co-op, i think that would be worth looking into
@cocoron mi intenci skribi per esperanto kaj angla, sed mi estas komencanto do mi ne povas
i mean to write things in english and esperanto, but i'm only a beginner so i cant
to get good i need to use it, but i'm not good enough to use it yet
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