Sunday, 1 April 2018


Ramnuans call their planet's three moons Fathermoon, Mothermoon and Childmoon. Seems obvious, doesn't it?

Flandry's spaceship, Hooligan, has transported Yewwl and her party a long distance across Ramnu. Arrived, they meet tall, slender Ramnuans with differently colored fur, carrying human-made objects. When Yewwl opens and droops her vane to express incomprehension of a question, the male stranger addresses her in Anglic. He has less vocabulary and grammar then her and neither has a vocalizer but some communication is possible.

I have seen two Europeans of different nationalities communicating in English and wished that all three of us parolis Esperanton.

1 comment:

Sean M. Brooks said...

Kaor, Paul!

But English is the real world "Esperanto" of our times. And I can well imagine an evolved form of English becoming "Anglic" in the future. And becoming the commonly used language of an interstellar civilization (if some other language doesn't displace it). A rootless "unreal" language like Esperanto will never be widely used.