The Esperanto Teacher


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(3.9 stars; 5 reviews)

The international language Esperanto was first released to the world in 1887, when L. L. Zamenhof published his first book, "Dr. Esperanto's International Language". Since that time, many learning books have been developed to help the beginner attain a proficiency in the language. Helen Fryer's "Esperanto Teacher" is one of the earliest of these attempts in English. Divided into 45 short and easy lessons and supplemented with sections on joining words, exclamations, compound words, arrangement of words in a sentence, words used with the object, the 16 rules of grammar and list of common useful expressions, as well as a number of translated texts for the new Esperantist to practice his/her skills, this book contains everything one needs to gain a proficiency in the language. (8 hr 20 min)

Chapters

Title, Presentation, Preface, Manner of Using the Book, The Origin and Aim of E… 8:50 Read by Nicholas James Bridgewater
The Alphabet. Sounds of the Letters 20:03 Read by Nicholas James Bridgewater
Lesson 1. Words 9:15 Read by Nicholas James Bridgewater
Lesson 2. 7:54 Read by Nicholas James Bridgewater
Lesson 3. 6:25 Read by Nicholas James Bridgewater
Lesson 4. 13:38 Read by Nicholas James Bridgewater
Lesson 5. The use of final n. 14:57 Read by Nicholas James Bridgewater
Lesson 6. 8:19 Read by Nicholas James Bridgewater
Lesson 7. 7:16 Read by Nicholas James Bridgewater
Lesson 8. 13:39 Read by Nicholas James Bridgewater
Lesson 9. 11:18 Read by Nicholas James Bridgewater
Lesson 10. Verbs (continued), -i, -u. 8:37 Read by hefyd
Lesson 11. Verbs (continued) –us. 3:54 Read by hefyd
Lesson 12. 18:14 Read by Nicholas James Bridgewater
Lesson 13. Mal-, -in-. 7:09 Read by hefyd
Lesson 14. Re-, -ad-, ek-. 7:08 Read by hefyd
Lesson 15. Verbs (continued). 12:37 Read by Nicholas James Bridgewater
Lesson 16. 12:25 Read by Nicholas James Bridgewater
Lesson 17. 5:00 Read by hefyd
Lesson 18. Suffix –ist-. 4:27 Read by hefyd
Lesson 19. Suffixes -ig-, -iĝ-. 9:51 Read by Nicholas James Bridgewater
Lesson 20. 35:35 Read by Nicholas James Bridgewater
Lesson 21. Suffixes –eg-, -et-. 5:48 Read by hefyd
Lesson 22. Suffix –il-. 5:32 Read by hefyd
Lesson 23. Suffixes –an-, -estr-. 6:43 Read by hefyd
Lesson 24. Suffixes –ar-, -er-. 6:34 Read by hefyd
Lesson 25. Suffix –ul-. 3:59 Read by hefyd
Lesson 26. 6:40 Read by hefyd
Lesson 27. Al. 4:07 Read by hefyd
Lesson 28. Ĉe. Apud. 3:56 Read by hefyd
Lesson 29. En. 4:21 Read by hefyd
Lesson 30. Inter. Ekster. El. 6:23 Read by hefyd
Lesson 31. Sur. Super. Sub. 6:16 Read by hefyd
Lesson 32. Tra. Trans. Preter. 6:15 Read by hefyd
Lesson 33. Antaŭ. Post. 6:25 Read by hefyd
Lesson 34. Dum. Ĝis. Ĉirkaŭ. 6:34 Read by hefyd
Lesson 35. De. Da. 7:39 Read by hefyd
Lesson 36. Per. Kun. Sen. 6:23 Read by Andy
Lesson 37. Por. Pro. 4:43 Read by Andy
Lesson 38. Pri. Laŭ. 5:21 Read by Andy
Lesson 39. Kontraŭ. Anstataŭ. Krom. 7:35 Read by Andy
Lesson 40. Malgraŭ. Spite. Po. Je. 9:49 Read by Nicholas James Bridgewater
Lesson 41. Suffixes -aĵ-, -ec-. 8:45 Read by hefyd
Lesson 42. Suffixes -ej-, -uj-, -ing-. 6:45 Read by hefyd
Lesson 43. Ge-, bo-, -id-, pra-, -ĉj-, -nj-. 8:05 Read by hefyd
Lesson 44. Suffixes -ebl-, -ind-, -em-. 7:28 Read by hefyd
Lesson 45. Dis-, -um-. 7:02 Read by Nicholas James Bridgewater
Joining Words. Conjunctions. Exclamations. Interjections. Compound Words. 4:19 Read by hefyd
Arrangement of words in the Sentence. 3:29 Read by hefyd
Words used with the object. 3:19 Read by hefyd
Complete Grammar of Esperanto. By Dr. Zamenhof. (This contains the famous “16 r… 6:48 Read by Nicholas James Bridgewater
Common Useful Expressions 10:23 Read by Nicholas James Bridgewater
Translations from Various Languages: Pardonata Foresto. Korekto. Naiveco. Hawke. 2:57 Read by hefyd
Translations from Various Languages: Efika Ruzo(El Tutmonda Anekdotaro). 2:19 Read by hefyd
Translations from Various Languages: Jupitero kaj Ĉevalo (El Unua Legolibro de … 2:47 Read by hefyd
Translations from Various Languages: La Homa Korpo kaj la Sentoj (El Serba Espe… 4:15 Read by hefyd
Translations from Various Languages: Antaŭfabelo (El Fabeloj al Helenjo). 3:17 Read by hefyd
Translations from Various Languages: Edziniĝo de Ratino (El Japanaj Rakontoj). 2:42 Read by Sonja Elen Kisa
Translations from Various Languages: Infana Versaĵo. 1:05 Read by Mikelo Kanwej (Mike Conway)
Translations from Various Languages: La Domo de Ĵak. 3:46 Read by Mikelo Kanwej (Mike Conway)
Translations from Various Languages: Ezopa Fabelo. 2:24 Read by Sonja Elen Kisa
Translations from Various Languages: Proverboj. 2:59 Read by Sonja Elen Kisa
Translations from Various Languages: Lizi, Elze, Elizabet. 4:10 Read by hefyd
Translations from Various Languages: Ventega Nokto (El Nord-germanaj Rakontoj). 4:21 Read by hefyd
Translations from Various Languages: En Pirin (El Bulgaraj Rakontoj). 5:36 Read by hefyd
Translations from Various Languages: Somera Pluvado (El Prozo el Danaj-Norvegaj… 6:11 Read by hefyd
Translations from Various Languages: Kion ne komprenas la hirundoj kaj papilioj… 6:36 Read by hefyd
Translations from Various Languages: Printempo Venos (A. Naumann). 1:06 Read by Sonja Elen Kisa
Translations from Various Languages: La Vojo (L. L. Zamenhof). 4:58 Read by hefyd
Translations from Various Languages: El la Parolo de D-ro L. L. Zamenhof en la … 7:07 Read by Nicholas James Bridgewater

Reviews

Best as Read-and-Listen


(3 stars)

An okay book to listen to by itself, this works best as a read-along book. Several parts are simply not designed to be heard without the visual accompaniment (for example, the chapter which explains how to pronounce a word based on its spelling, and vice versa) or are confusing without being able to look at the layout on the written page (such as tables of related words, like where/there/here/etc). There are also exercise sections at the end of each chapter which may not be very useful in audio adaptation (such as "try to pronounce this list of random words" and the fairly large sections of untranslated text which are meant for the reader to use to test their understanding of the previous content). That being said, there are some sections which work even better with the audio accompaniment than by simply reading alone. I have to pause a lot during the exercises, but it's really nice to be able to hear the sentences I'm supposed to be translating as well as read them.

requires more adaptation


(1.5 stars)

EN some parts are not well suited to understanding by listening, and must be better adapted for the audio version, such as providing translation every other sentence. some chapters have done this but others have not, this makes it harder to follow the languages meaning as its being used. however it seems to me to be a good and extensive explanation of the language, and hopefully i will be able to re-write this review in esperanto soon.