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Why do experts recommend learning Esperanto?

First, I’ll dispute your premise that “Esperanto isn’t spoken natively by any one”. In fact, Esperanto, being by far the most popular constructed language, does have native speakers. People with ...
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What resources are there for learning Toki Pona?

This is what I used: o kama sona e toki pona! (on Tokipona.net, unfortunately no longer available). It's one of the most popular courses, although there are a few points that differ from Sonja's ...
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Why do experts recommend learning Esperanto?

The main reason people don't succeed to learn a language, is because they get discouraged and stop. Learning a language is often hard, and people don't see results before a lot of time, so they give ...
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Why do experts recommend learning Esperanto?

The main reason why experts recommend learning - or rather teaching - Esperanto is its propaedeutic value, i.e. the value of teaching it before teaching other foreign languages. There has been some ...
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What resources are there for learning Toki Pona?

I found this 112 page Toki Pona instructional booklet, covering everything from the alphabet to more advanced concepts, like words for thematic vocabulary or living things. It seems to be one of the ...
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How to practice speaking a language with no speakers?

First of all, most people learning dead languages aren't learning to speak, they're learning to study anthropology, literature, history, or some other field that doesn't require speaking the language. ...
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Are there any studies on what motivates people to learn artistic languages such as Klingon, Dothraki and the Middle-earth languages?

There are three surveys that come to mind regarding Klingon: Stefan Annernäs' survey of Klingon-speakers Judith Hermans' follow-up sociolinguistic profile of Klingons-speakers Klingon as linguistic ...
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Are there any studies on what motivates people to learn international auxiliary languages such as Esperanto, Interlingua and Afrihili?

Even in the case of Esperanto it is hard to find good sources, so I doubt there are any such studies about other IALs. In any case, Tazio Carlevaro (1989:179-180) lists three main types of motivations ...
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Resources for learning Valyrian besides Duolingo course?

The most contributed-to resources seem to be the Valyrian Wiki. There are several useful links on the Wiki: the High Valyrian Corpus, the High Valyrian Phonology, the High Valyrian Vocabulary, ...
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Why do experts recommend learning Esperanto?

As I say often to people who ask me why to learn Esperanto, it's like the "Lego" game. Each piece of this language fit together logically. There are only five endings to define a noun (-o), an ...
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Resources for learning Valyrian besides Duolingo course?

Things have changed in the years following fi12's answer (and again since I first wrote this answer). David Peterson (DJP) uploaded his work on a Reddit AMA. This contains: A Wiki for all his ...
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What resources are there for learning Toki Pona?

There are at least two English language Toki Pona video course on Youtube. I'm pointing you here to the first video of both series: Learn toki pona in a fortnight: Day 1. 12 Days of sona pi toki ...
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Why do experts recommend learning Esperanto?

The original idea of the auxiliary/planned languages, of which Esperanto is the most successful after 130 years (this July), is to help different cultures (with native languages) to communicate easier....
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Are there any studies on what motivates people to learn international auxiliary languages such as Esperanto, Interlingua and Afrihili?

Start with this: European Identity, Zlatko Tisljar Assoc. for European Consciousness Maribor 3/8'11 http://www.debatingeurope.eu/2011/08/03/should-esperanto-be-the-language-of-europe/#.V53JpLh95hF ...
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Why do experts recommend learning Esperanto?

Economic reason (at least for Europe) You question is not so far from the one from the Haut conseil de l'éducation. In 2005 François Grin wrote Foreign language teaching as public policy, answering a ...
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