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The lanuage of the E.U. Esperanto?

Whilst reading Daniel Hannan’s Book Why Vote Leave I was struck by the thought what else could Brussels do to harmonize E.U. member states?

It is clear that there is no love for Britain within the E.U. just as they want us to give up our currency and sovereignty I can see that at some point as part of the united states of europe (USE) Brussels would want to us to give up the english language. The mantra for the forthcoming USE is harmonization, everyone and everything being standardised and ruled by un-elected bureaucrats. Perhaps they will choose Esperanto as the standard language as Esperanto was developed by the Polish Dr Ludovic Lazarus Zamenhof, and was an attempt to create a universal second language that would further international peace and understanding. it would be an ideal choice for the Brussels bureaucrats.

In plainer English, it is an artificial, amalgamated language of five vowels and 23 consonants based on the western Indo-European languages. Its grammatical rules are logical, its verb endings regular, its spelling phonetic. It is Franglais and Spanglish for grown-ups.

Do we want to lose our Currency, Sovereignty and our beautiful languages? imagine if you will listening to Shakespeare’s sonnets or Wordsworth’s poems in anything other than English. it should be noted that I am saying this as a Welshman, but as I am part of Great Britain I feel entitled to make this comment. Be under no illusion being a member of the E.U. will incur costs to Britain & we will continue to be changed beyond recognition until we are assimilated into the single pan European identity.

A development of European identity is regarded by supporters of European integration as part of the pursuit of a politically, economically and militarily influential united Europe.

Make’s you think doesn’t it? it’s your choice, better make sure it’s the right one so think about what we are about to vote for on 23rd June 2016.

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5 Comments

  1. Even with the right to veto – a right that has not been used enough – we still have too many rules written by Brussels. These impact the working man and the self employed SBO’s. Soon be time to choose and, hopefully, choose right.

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    • tydraig says:

      I agree Nigel, but when ever Britain has put forward any proposal’s good or bad for the E.U. community we have been voted against by the bureaucratic leadership in Brussels. Time to get out I think we would agree.

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  2. astute angle says:

    The French Establishment would never allow its language to be subsumed into Esperanto. Even though plenty of French people understand English and are happy to do use it, without feeling their identity threatened, for the French Establishment, the ‘purity’ of the French language is all France has left in terms of status. Ironically that obsessive ‘purity’ alienates French-speakers in Quebec and what is left of the Francophone world. English is altogether more flexible; the Eurocrats may not like it, but it is nowadays the second language of choice for most Continental Europeans.

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  3. Bill Chapman says:

    No one has ever suggested that Esperanto take the place of English or any other language. The aim is for it to function as a second common language for those who need it – and not just in Europe.

    Esperanto has not yet gained the recognition it deserves, but, all things considered, it has actually done amazingly well. In 129 years, it has managed to grow from a drawing-board project with just one speaker in one country to a complete and living natural language with probably a couple of million speakers in over 120 countries and a rich literature and cosmopolitan culture, with little or no official backing and even bouts of persecution. It hasn’t taken the world by storm – yet – but it’s slowly but surely moving in that direction, with the Internet giving it a significant boost in recent years. Over 300,000 people have signed on for the new Duolingo Esperanto course in its first year.

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    • tydraig says:

      Bill, my post was intended to get a reaction but not to belittle the amazing language that is Esperanto, I agree that no one as far as I understand has suggested that it be used to replace English. I was using it as an example of the possiblities that the Brussels bureaucrats could employ in their pursuit of harmonisation, all be it a very long shot.

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