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Esperanto Pronunciation CD

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Track 1

Why Learn Esperanto? John Wells, professor of phonetics at University College, London, explains why people learn Esperanto, and why it is a good language to learn. Click here to play this track and/or to read the transcript.

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Track 2

Esperanto Pronunciation: Vowels. John Wells gives the correct pronunciation of Esperanto vowels and diphthongs, with special tips for people used to speaking English. Click here to play this track and/or to read the transcript.

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Track 3

Esperanto Pronunciation: Consonants. John Wells continues his advice, addressing the Esperanto consonants, syllable stress and numerals. Click here to play this track and/or to read the transcript.

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Track 4

Verdaj La Junkoj Ho! Is it possible to sing in a planned language like Esperanto? Of course! Here is a song in Esperanto, sung by Stephen Thompson, translated from the traditional English song Green Grow the Rushes Oh! Click here to play this track and/or to read the transcript.

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Track 5

Some Useful Expressions in English then Esperanto. Here are sixty English phrases (taken from the EAB Free Taster Course, plus a few cult catchphrases too), presented with their Esperanto translations. Click here to play this track and/or to read the transcript.

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Track 6

Some Useful Expressions in Esperanto then English. Here are the same phrases, presented in Esperanto first, followed by the English translation. Click here to play this track and/or to read the transcript.