It's pretty ignorant to say that Esperanto comes from European Ignorance. Yes it is Euro-centric, and yes it is based on European roots but it was made by a European, and was spoken at first mainly by Europeans. It is easy for Europeans to see and relate many of the words but there are many that are foreign to them too. No one, Chinese or not, is forced to learn Esperanto. Saying that he should have gone to China and based his language off a better language is hypocrisy.
Sorry for getting worked up, but assuming we want a suitable auxlang, it needs to be easy to learn for most people, and there are more people in China than in Europe. Of course there's grammar and semantics issues which would be difficult to easterners a and that's the huge part, but consider the Pekino and Kantono just blare out the laziness of the people who made the language.
Nothing, because he's dead. But the EU is probably more sustainable in the long run than the PRC anyway.
I was joking. But if you want my opinion, China would be huge once the Nationalists come back to power.
This is more like the life of any second-generation immigrant. But if their parents teach them to speak, I think they should teach them to write as well. From early childhood. That's the best way to learn any language, including heritage languages.
You really need to get in touch with some Asian Americans. From early childhood, they have to learn to play piano and violin, attend hundreds of academic classes to prepare for the SAT or whatever, and go to Chinese school
, while the father spends twelve hours a day being an engineer and the mother manages her three dentistry practices, with added business if the family is Christian. Maybe I'm exaggerating, because I'm not first generation Chinese, but there's nevertheless a lot of stuff going on in an Asian household and out.
I personally think that the roots of a word in an artificial language are a very insignificant thing to get worked up over.
True, but like I said before, words like Pekino and Kantono blare out the Eurocentricity of the language.