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Posted: Wednesday, November 18, 2009
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How the artificial language was created, what the purpose is and how widespread today's use has become.
Esperanto started out as the brainchild of L. Zamenhof, a jewish Russian ophtalmologist who published the first grammar under the pseudonym of Dotoro Esperanto in 1887.
The aim was to create a common language which would serve to create better understanding between the nations and - ultimately - serve peace. However the articifial language never caught on to the extent its creator hoped for but is still used by several million people who are quite enthusiastic about it and hold world Esperanto conventions.