Lernu Esperanton! (Learn Esperanto!)

Lernu Esperanton, se por neniu alia kialo, lernu ĝin ĉar ĝi estas la plej facila lingvo!

Learn Esperanto, if for no other reason, learn it because it is the easiest language!

Knowing more than one language can delay the onset of Alzheimer’s, so learning Esperanto (which can be done ridiculously quickly and easily) can offer a major health benefit. It also offers cognitive benefits, which can be realized when sufficient grasp of the language is obtained.

Here are some really good resources for learning Esperanto:

Lernu! – fantastic resource

Collection of Esperanto learning material

Kurso de Esperanto – great free software for learning Esperanto


Off to a strange beginning…

My name is Shane. Shane is the Anglicised version of the Irish Seán, which is cognate to John, which comes from the Latin Iohannes, which is cognate to the Greek Ἰωάννης, and comes from the Hebrew יוֹחָנָן (Yôḥānān) which is a shortened form of יְהוֹחָנָן (Yəhôḥānān), which means “God’s gift”, perhaps more aptly translated as “Yahweh is gracious”.

Shane, rendered in Esperanto, is Ŝejno. Sxejno is an alternate spelling of such, which is why this blog has the domain name/title that it does.

Forgive me if I, from time to time, lapse into Esperanto, or whatever other language aside from this one. This blog isn’t necessarily an attempt to communicate with others or particularly share my thoughts, although I suppose that it’s possible that that may happen as a side effect. This is just a place for them (the thoughts). They can run it like their own little fiefdom for all I care.