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i only recently heard of it

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i think "esperanto" is a great name for a language! it already sounds so poetic

isn't this like a romantic language combining french and italian and spanish?

hehe..."It's really ironic: the universal language! You ever met anyone who can speak it?"

you crack me up, ben

and yeah, i think in order to appreciate Rimbaud in the fullest way, you'd need to learn French.... but i'm sure some of the translations get across similar "meanings" but meanings are only a part of what poetry is about.... poetry is word music... and without the original sounds of the words, you miss all that....plus, oftentimes there are no words in one language which mean exactly what words in another language mean...and then their are the idiots which don't translate... er, i mean, idioms ;)



i only recently heard of it

Posted to Utterances




i think "esperanto" is a great name for a language! it already sounds so poetic

isn't this like a romantic language combining french and italian and spanish?

hehe..."It's really ironic: the universal language! You ever met anyone who can speak it?"

you crack me up, ben

and yeah, i think in order to appreciate Rimbaud in the fullest way, you'd need to learn French.... but i'm sure some of the translations get across similar "meanings" but meanings are only a part of what poetry is about.... poetry is word music... and without the original sounds of the words, you miss all that....plus, oftentimes there are no words in one language which mean exactly what words in another language mean...and then their are the idiots which don't translate... er, i mean, idioms ;)