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Kanto por Mia Birda Nepo

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Iam antaŭe mi menciis ke mia filino havas papageton dorlotbestan. Dum la tago, foje mia birda 'nepino' sidas sur mia ŝultro. Kiam mi marŝas ĉirkaŭ la domo, iam li decidas forsalti, eble pro timeto aŭ kaprico. Do ofte mi kantas ĉi tiun kanteton al li por helpi restigi lin trankvila. La melodio estas tiu de la anglalingva kanto/himno(?) Abide With Me. Jen la kanteto:

Restu kun mi, vi eta birdamik'
Ne vi forflugu, restu sur la ŝultr'
Vi birda nepo malsoligu min,
Tenu al mia ŝultro ĝis la fin'.

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Ĉu Lignaĵistoj?

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Ĉu iu ŝtatas prilabori lignon? Mi volas anonci ke mi komencis blogi en Esperanto pri lignaĵistaj aferoj. La artikoloj estas ĉefe pri projektoj kiujn mi faris. De tempo al tempo ili estos pri kiel fari la projekton, eble eĉ kun filmo pri la procedo, sed kutime ili estos pri la projekto ĝenerale.

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Very Simple but Fun Esperanto Game

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My daughter came up with this last week while we were otherwise occupied. The game is very simple, but I think it's a good one to help learn sentence forming and occasionally a new word. One person gives the first, or other player two nouns and a verb in Esperanto. That person must then form a sentence containing those words. Sounds like a good game in the car, too.

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Frazludo – A Make it Yourself Esperanto Game

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A while ago, I mentioned a game which I play with my daughter in Esperanto. I finally feel that I got the bugs worked out and I’m ready to show the world. Below you will find the rules and guidelines for this game. You might also want to check it out on my other blog as it has pictures.
http://koplushian.wordpress.com/2011/06/16/frazludo-a-make-it-yourself-e...

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Another Thing the Klingons Don't Have

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My Tomtom GPS Speaks Esperanto!

Well, it was a bit of a struggle, but I finally got my sound files recorded, converted, and compiled and put on my Tomtom GPS. The first struggle was translating the 59 voice clips of the words and phrases used by the device. It puts them together in meaningful ways to tell the user where to turn right or left, turn around, make a U-Turn and when you’ve reached your destination. Seems I created some discussion over on Lernu over what to call a turn and how one refers to a U-Turn in Esperanto.

Then I recorded the commands using Audacity. With that I saved the files as .OGG.

Then I had to download viftool, which is a little program used to compile all of my sound files into one data file compatible with the Tomtom. This gave me some trouble as first I unzipped viftool file by file. I was supposed to simply unzip the folder it was in.

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Tomtom GPS Speaks in Esperanto?

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My brother in law gave me his 2 year old Tomton GPS. (I think he got a new one for his birthday.) So like I always do, I was playing around with it and exploring things related to it when I discovered that the voices are customizable. That is I can record myself in Esperanto and with some dabbling make my Tomtom speak Esperanto. Plus, I can share the voice file with the rest of the worldwide Tomtom community.

This is important because I just know there's a burning need for this!! I wonder if anyone has done this in Klingon yet.

There are about 50 commands which I have to translate into Esperanto for reading. More fun on the horizon for me.

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A Project of 66 Books Begins with a Single Verse

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Ken Caviness has begun a project on Audioboo to read the Bible aloud and compile the recorded files together into an audio Bible in Esperanto. This is something even the Klingons don't have. Ken has made a start of it, having already read the book of Galatians and has just started the Gospel according to St. John. I've decided to join forces with him and just today added the first chapter of Ecclesiastes. If anyone else would like to help us out, please check out the instructions on this page: http://audioboo.fm/boos/247526-intro-what-am-i-doing-here
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The Dolphins (who speak Esperanto) of Pern

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One of the fun things I’ve done is to translate the back covers of books into Esperanto. What follows is my Esperanto translation of the rear cover of Anne McAffrey’s book, The Dolphins of Pern. While I have no intention of ever translating the entire book, I did go through and find many of the phrases used by the dolphins (who initially speak a corrupted (to us) form of English. I’ve compiled a few of these, plus my Esperanto Translation on the bottom of this page:
http://vortoj.wiki-site.com/index.php/Dragonriders_of_Pern

Enjoy

La Delfenoj de Pern

Alemi vidis la maston splitiĝi kaj rompiĝi, kaj palpis la pli streĉitan mantenon de Readis. Tiam, subite ili estis starigitaj post ondoj frapis la tribordan flankon kaj verŝis ilin en la agitan maron. Li plifortigis sian tenon al Readis. Super la muĝego de la ŝtormo li aŭdis la timoplenan krion de la knabo.

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Teaching My Daughter III

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Things are still going well. We've done lesson 5 from the postal course. I've also supplemented a few dialogues from Jen Nia Mondo. My daughter has taken to translating, mostly on her own with my good Welles dictionary, a few songs from Veggie Tales. The mistakes she is making are your basic beginner ones like the adjective/noun agreement and the occasional accusative. The course hasn't gone over participles yet, so I just put those in for her as needed.

When she askes for a word, I tell her what it should be, and spell it out to her using the Esperanto names of the letters. The only time this gives her much problem is when I'm saying the Esperanto 'i' and she's writing the English 'e'.

To help keep her interest I've taken to translating the back cover text from any of the fiction books she's reading. It was fun doing the one from 'The Guardians of Ga'Hoole'

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Landa Kongreso * 2017 June 30 - July 3 * Annual Congress

EO Esperanto: La Landa Kongreso 2017 okazos en Raleigh, Nord-Karolino, Usono, 2017 ekde la 30-a de junio ĝis la 3-a de julio, 2017.
Retpaĝaro: https://landakongreso.org
Por aliĝi, vidu: Aliĝilo

EN English: The Annual US Esperanto Congress 2017 will be in Raleigh, North Carolina, USA, Jun 30 - July 3, 2017.
Website: https://landakongreso.org
To sign up, see: Registration

NASK * 2017 jul 4 - 13 * Summer Courses

EO Esperanto: La bonega kursaro NASK - Nord-Amerika Somera Kursaro okazos de la 4-a de Julio ĝis la 7-a de Julio ĉe Raleigh, Norda Karolino, ĉe la Universitato William Peace. Por vidi pli da detaloj aŭ aliĝi, klaketu ligilon NASK.

EN English: The excellent North American Esperanto Summer Courses (NASK), will be happening from July 4 to 13th, at William Peace University, in Raleigh, North Carolina. To see more details or sign up, click on NASK.

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