A Woman Studying Esperanto?

Unfortunately I went to bed too late and I did not voice record my dreams each time that I woke up and I went back to sleep, and so now I barely remember part of the end of my last dream.

The end of this dream was probably inspired by me doing an Esperanto lesson using Duolingo and then watching a scene from a movie that is entirely in Esperanto starring the actor William Shatner called Incubus (1966) before I went to sleep, and the video of the scene that I watched on YouTube was called Shatner Speaks Esperanto Scene from Incubus:

After watching that scene I actually want to watch that movie now, it was interesting getting to hear entire movie dialogue in Esperanto even though their pronunciation and rhythm was off much of the time probably but I do not have enough experience with Esperanto yet so I could be wrong, but that actually made the language sound better overall in my opinion (not all of the time).

All that I can remember of the end of this dream is that it took place inside a building that was possibly book store / library / store-like, and there was maybe a woman who was studying Esperanto so she was doing some Esperanto lessons probably.

I think that I joined her to study and practice a bit of Esperanto, so we probably studied, and then we probably practiced talking to each other in Esperanto but I could be wrong.

When I woke up I think that I remember having the second opening theme song for the anime television show Lupin The Third Part IV on my mind so maybe I heard it in the dream.

But that is all that I can remember of this dream even though I know that there was more, and that I had more dreams during the night that I had remembered part of until I went back to sleep and forgot them each time.

The end,

-John Jr

8 replies on “A Woman Studying Esperanto?”

Hello Moment,

I knew that not many people know about it so I try to always link to a Wikipedia article about it when I mention it in a post 😉 .

I found out about Esperanto back when I was in college considering trying to learn another language on my own, and I was looking at a website called How To Learn Any Language ( that ranked languages by difficulty et cetera and gave some information about them and some recommendations on learning them; and Esperanto was ranked as the easiest language on that list for an English speaker to learn so I started looking into the language and it really got my attention and inspired me.

But I never got far in my studying of it unfortunately and I gave my physical learning materials away, and I moved on to French and German and Spanish; but I never got far with them either.

Now here I am giving Esperanto another try, this time on Duolingo, and so far so good because it is easier and more logical and more regular than any other language that I have tried to study.

Thank you for commenting,
-John Jr

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It seems we have a habit of learning languages and giving up in common. I’ve tried to learn Spanish, French, sign language and swahili. Swahili was by far the hardest. Spanish is what I’m best at, though still not good. The hardest part for me is to try and learn a language when I don’t have someone to talk to in that language. Do you know people who speak Esperanto?

I tried Rosetta stone with French, but have not tried duolingo. Mostly I’ve used audio cds and books.

I hope you are able to maintain your interest in Esperanto. Good luck.

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Hello Moment,

Welcome to the club, that is a nice combination of languages that you have attempted there, well done.

For me Spanish was the second most easy after Esperanto.

I have that problem too, among other problems with trying to learn things alone without a good enough foundation and help from someone else in person, and so I never get far at all so I have never finished an entire course for any other language.

I know one person online who I met back when I was attempting to learn Esperanto, we both had just begun, and we both stopped at the same time.

I only got to briefly try Rosetta Stone once, I would definitely recommend giving Duolingo a try because it is free and it is available by website or by mobile app for Android and IOS and Windows Phone (Mobile) and Windows; and I am curious if having someone else using it and following each other’s progress will decrease the chance of both people giving up.

Did you ever try any audio courses by Pimsleurs (I did several lessons once when I was working mostly outside on a temporary job during the summer) or Michel Thomas (I only did one lesson)?

Thank you and I hope so too 🙂 ,
-John Jr

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I tried Pimsleur with learning Spanish. I stuck with it for a few months a couple years ago. I was trying to learn as much as I could before spending 2 weeks in Costa Rica. (Though I’ve been trying to learn Spanish off and on since I was 6) I think I progressed much quicker in those couple weeks than I ever did before, comparatively speaking.

I think full immersion is the best way to go. Now many elementary schools have immersion programs (I don’t know if you’re familiar) where half the school day is taught in one language and the other half in English. The kids need to be really smart to keep up. It can definitely be difficult to learn science and math in a language your unfamiliar with. But within 3 or 4 years the kids become pretty darn good at the language. I’ve been a nanny for a few different kids in these immersion programs. I wish they had that when I was in school. Spanish in high school was kind of a joke 🙂

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Hello Moment,

Nice, it sounds like you got further with Pimsleur than I did.

I agree about full immersion, I wish that we had that where I live (there are some cities that have it, but none that I live in), and Spanish was a joke when I was in school too unfortunately.

Thank you for replying,
-John Jr

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