Esperanto, Volapük and Ido get mention in Turkish newspaper blog

Friday, September 19, 2008

There's a blog here in Turkish from, a newspaper with a circulation of 254,277, that mentioned Esperanto, Volapük and Ido near the end of August. It seems to be a bit of miscellany for the day including a bit of talk on constructed languages. I'm not sure if the person writing the blog has anything to do with the newspaper itself but it turned up in a search on Google News, which is something your average blog doesn't do.

Too bad it's not longer though.

Evrenin Kütüphanesinden: YAPMA DİLLER (ESPERANTO-VOLAPÜK-İDO) Yapma dillerin en önemlisi çocukluğunda çeşitli milletlerden çocukların okuduğu bir okula giden ve anlaşma zorluğu yaşayan Polonyalı hekim Zamenof tarafından 1878-1887 yılları arasında geliştirilen Esperanto dilidir. J.M.Sehleyer 1879’da Volapük dilini geliştirdi. Fransız dil uzmanı Beaufront ise arkadaşlarıyla birlikte İDO dilini geliştirerek yapay dil konusunda başarılı oldular.
From the universal library: Constructed languages (Esperanto-Volapük-Ido). The most important constructed language is Esperanto, developed by the Polish physician Zamenhof from 1878 to 1887 who went to a school in his youth where children from a variety of nations were studying and had difficulties understanding each other. J.M. Sehleyer developed the Volapük language in 1879. The French language expert Beaufront developed the Ido language with his associates, achieving success in the subject of constructed languages.

Poor Interlingua has no mention. It has a small Wikipedia entry though, and has a short grammar in Turkish too.


Anonymous said...

It's good to see Esperanto taken seriously, at long last!

I see that nine British MP's have nominated this global language for the Nobel Peace Prize 2008

For an idea on what the language soundslike as well

Unknown said...

What is ironic is that a Turkish (Selahattin Kayalar, a NASA Engineer) translated the Interlingua grammar from English to Interlingua.

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