Today is a good day, I just learnt something new!Because its difficult to unambiguously shorten the word. The pronunciation symbol uː is used to represent the "oo" sound in school, but it too consists of two symbols. I suppose possibly ū or ü might represent it? And you could change out the ch for k, so...
in short, "School" is so long because the English language is awkward.
What is Esperanto?
Wow! I also learned something new - I didn't know the history of Esperanto, just what it was! Definitely a marvellous ideal. In the background fluff of Red Dwarf, its become an international language, and Rimmer's attempts to learn it are a source of some comedy.Today is a good day, I just learnt something new!
Esperanto was intended to be an international constructed language that was invented by L.L.Zamenhof around 1880 in order to give people a common language to speak in addition to their local language. Zamenhof was an idealist who believed everyone should work together, sharing knowledge and wisdom - one of the barriers to this is language and so, he developed Esperanto. The language grew in popularity and was spoken accross the world including China, Japan, America and Central Europe.
Zamenhof was presecuted by the Nazis who believed that Esperanto was part of the Jews master plan to take over the world - his family were executed.
Today Esperanto is not officially recognised as a secondary language in any country, however it is in the education system of several countries such as Hungary and China.
What a marvellous ideal to aspire to...
What is colour?
My Age of Engineering Series: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLUZaEaeCvlj6ChY3jks-N8rW74_3qEtmD