An international auxiliary language designed by L. L. Zamenhof with a base vocabulary inspired by Indo-European languages such as English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, and Russian, and having a streamlined grammar with completely regular conjugations, declensions, and inflections.
Anything that is used as a single international medium in place of plural distinct national media.
From Esperanto Esperanto ("one who hopes"), from French espérer, from Latin sperō.
Originally, this was the pseudonym assumed by the language's creator, L. L. Zamenhof, and the language was called Lingvo Internacia.
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