An exercise in the international phonetic alphabet (IPA).
Here's a quote from the magnificent Margaret Atwood book, "The Handmaid's Tale":
"Now we walk along the same street, in red pairs, and no man shouts obscenities at us, speaks to us, touches us. No one whistles.
There is more ...
bona (good) → bonulo (good person)
juna (young) → junulo (young person)
vorto (word) → vortaro (group of words = dictionary/vocabulary ...
Esperanto is a constructed international auxiliary language designed to be simple and easy to learn. It achieves this by having a small vocabulary and very regular grammar. It's quite influenced by Indo-European (particularly Romance) languages, so knowing some of those helps a lot.
This post is not intended to ...
Today is St. Patrick's day, which means there's a lot of this online:
Lá Féile Pádraig shona duit
Lá Fhéile Phádraig sona duit
or basically any variation of:
Lá F(h)éile P(h)ádraig s(h)ona duit
which all roughly mean 'Happy St. Patrick ...
The Korean alphabet (Hangul) is - so far - my favourite writing system. It is logical and efficient. It pleases my sense of style. Since starting this post over a month ago I took up learning Mandarin so my feelings towards Hanzi are liable to threaten Hangul's dominance in the future ...