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esperanto


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Esperanto  \Es`pe*ran"to\,  n. 
  An  artificial  language,  intended  to  be  universal,  devised  by 
  Dr  Zamenhof  a  Russian,  who  adopted  the  pseudonym  ``Dr. 
  Esperanto''  in  publishing  his  first  pamphlet  regarding  it  in 
  1887.  The  vocabulary  is  very  largely  based  upon  words  common 
  to  the  chief  European  languages,  and  sounds  peculiar  to  any 
  one  language  are  eliminated.  The  spelling  is  phonetic,  and 
  the  accent  (stress)  is  always  on  the  penult.  -- 
  {Es`pe*ran"tist},  n. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Esperanto 
  n  :  an  artificial  language  based  as  far  as  possible  on  words 
  common  to  all  the  European  languages  [syn:  {Esperanto}] 




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