16 July 2014

[en] The French say 'Non' to Esperanto

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Esperanto got bounced from French universities, but the claimed reason wasn't that the language might compete with French (quelle horreur !) but because 'it is one of the favorite mediums for spreading Communistic propaganda.' The article in the July 16, 1922 Ogden Standard-Examiner ascribes that opinion to 'leading French educators.'

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