Esperanto Nova Scotia

Esperanto Nova Scotia


Esperanto-Nov-Skotio


329 Poplar Drive
Dartmouth, NS B2W 4K8
Canada

Contacts (substitute "@" for " ĉe " to obtain the e-mail addresses):
Bob Williamson: bob.williamson ĉe ns.sympatico.ca
Reni Porter: rennyporter ĉe gmail.com


Local Activities


Next Meeting


We meet approximately twice each month, but not at all regularly. We have no formal programme, and simply converse about anything we please in Esperanto. Most often, there are from four to eight people present at our meetings.

Our next 2-hour meeting will take place on Sunday, November 30, 2014 this time at 3:00 PM, at the home of Renny and Kate Porter in Halifax, NS. We cordially invite you to attend as well. Please contact us (information above) for more information.

Last year our group once again attended the annual Word on the Street book fair in Halifax. Thanks to everyone who stopped to find out about Esperanto. We won't be there this year.




Esperanto Links and Courses


What is Esperanto?


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Esperanto


For those who want to get a quick feel for the language, or who need a refresher:

Zam's Esperanto course:
esperanto.ca/kurso/home.htm
Introductory.

Esperanto course in 5 very short lessons (10 to 15 minutes each):
May help you decide whether or not to learn Esperanto.
http://ikindalikelanguages.com/labs/courses.php?id=28b

Other Esperanto Courses & Resources (all for free):

Lernu.net:
http://en.lernu.net/

This site has several courses at various levels (even for children who can't read), as well as word translation, exercises, flash cards, and books in Esperanto.


Kurso de Esperanto:kurso.com.br/index.php?en

A multimedia computer program for teaching yourself Esperanto.

 

Other aids for those studying Esperanto:


YouTube, basic grammar review, in English, for people wanting to learn
Esperanto:



youtube.com/watch?v=cRzsqdz5DZU

- a 2:11 video.


Online flash cards to practice basic words (several sets):


http://en.lernu.net/lernado/vortoj/vortlernado/index.php?id=38


1000 most basic words in Esperanto:



http://remush.be/tezauro/Kontakto.html



Each word is linked to its definition and translation at Esperanto dictionary (see below)


Esperanto dictionary:


reta-vortaro.de/revo/
has complete definitions and translations.


Google translates between English and Esperanto
including whole websites and documents: not perfect, but pretty good:


http://translate.google.com/?hl=en&tab=wT#eo/en/


172 Esperanto words with audio pronunciation:


memrise.com/set/10040771/baza-radikaro-grupo-1-2/


 

For those who would like to practice talking Esperanto:


• (Online) Skype:
skype.com/intl/en-us/home

Free conversation with your Esperanto contacts anywhere in the world.
Mark “Esperanto” in the drop-down menu.


• (In person) The local Nova Scotia Esperantists
(Halifax and beyond) meet about every two weeks. Time and location are listed on this site:

esperanto.ca/en/halifax

 

For those who would like to practice listening to and reading Esperanto:


Esperanta Retradio:
A site which has daily radio segments in Esperanto, with their transcripts:

http://peranto.posterous.com/


Articles from Vikipedio [Esperanto Wikipedia] read aloud,
with the text scrolling:

http://traduki.de/a_gxis_z.htm


To help listening comprehension for those who have already learned Esperanto.


List of radio stations and podcasts:



bongo.ne.jp/~teg/radio/esperanto.htm


Novaĵoj en Esperanto (News in Esperanto):



http://novajhoj.weebly.com/index.html


Comprehensive set of A-V and/or text reports, and related links.


Esperanto Karaoke songs on YouTube:



http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLA978CE7D8070C81F


Books and reading material free on the web:


http://en.lernu.net/biblioteko/index.php


• Last but not least: English translation of the original 1887 booklet presenting Esperanto:
"Dr. Esperanto's International Language: Introduction and Complete Grammar
"
, by the creator of Esperanto, Ludovic Lazarus Zamenhof.

Link to free HTML version:
genekeyes.com/Dr_Esperanto.html


(50-page paper booklet also available, for cost of printing.)
Discusses need for international second language; has samples of Esperanto text and poetry;
gives complete grammar in just 7 pages, in large type.
Also includes the initial Esperanto-English vocabulary, with 871 entries.

 
(September 2012)




Catalogue of the Libraro Ludovika Now Online


Libraro Ludovika is North America's largest active Esperanto library. It has over 2000 items, collected by Dr. Stevens Norvell, St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada. (The library has already been moved to Calgary, where it continues to be available to members of KEA.)

Its catalogue is available online, although only in Esperanto:

Introduction

Catalogue



Newsletter and Activities


Our group, although small, has been quite active since 1984. Besides our meetings, and library:

  • We no longer publish Inter Ni-, a monthly four-page newsletter, which was read in several countries.

    Past issues of Inter Ni are downloadable in pdf format at
    http://www.gazetejo.org/eo/interni.


  • We host international visitors.

  • Kim Keeble teaches Esperanto through a free 12-lesson postal course (see below).

  • We place brochures about Esperanto and the postal course in libraries, universities and other places.

  • We have given copies of the book Esperanto in the Modern World to public libraries and libraries of educational institutions.

  • We have a display table at the annual Word on the Street book fair in Halifax (September).

  • And we do other promotional activities.



A free 12-lesson postal course


This 12-lesson course is an excellent introduction to the Esperanto language. Each lesson is returned with corrections, helpful remarks and answers to the learner's questions along with the next lesson. There is no obligation to finish, and the only cost is the price of a legal-sized Self-Addressed Stamped Envelope required for each lesson. Learn at your own rate with the friendly help of your own personal tutor.

Get started today by sending your SASE to:


Kim Keeble
1000 Micmac Blvd., #608
Dartmouth, NS
B3A 4M7

For more information about coming events, please contact one of the people listed above.