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#78 Esperanto should be the language of EU competitive in The Dumpster

This really boils down to cost-benefit analyses for both languages.

+ Financially lucrative by opening career options
+ Access to English-language media
+ Many speakers in your age/regional cohort
+ You were probably taught it in school and have some familiarity
- On the margin, it is harder to learn

+ On the margin, it is easier to learn
+ Greater grammatical precision
- Nonexistent financial return
- Little/no works produced originally in language, compared to English
- Few other speakers

(Sidenote: Even if the requisite effort to learn Esperanto is much smaller, you can't just ignore the number of current speakers. I would be shocked if the collective study time for all competitive players to learn Esperanto with the exclusive purpose of more precise comms (a contested issue to begin with) is less than what is required for the non-English speakers who lack career or cultural incentive to learn to do so for TF2)

You may sincerely believe that the positives for Esperanto matter a lot. But as revealed to us from the continued incumbent status of English, people don't agree with you. You presented your case against the status quo and are seemingly offended that people have justifications for why the status quo is what it is. I'm learning a language other than English because it's good for my career, not because I think it's the Best Language or that we'd be better off if everyone spoke it. That's the main reason people learn languages--anything about its grammar or syntax is a tertiary issue to me.

AimIsADickjnkiWhile being wrong...

This guy is the exact person that you're supposedly trying to make things better for. He's telling you in no uncertain terms that he thinks your idea is unrealistic. He could have learned Esperanto, but when he ran the cost-benefit calculation, he opted for English. Rather than assume he's just not Educated enough, try to understand why he made the decision he did. Allow information from people who actually make these choices to shape your views--that's how you learn how things work.

posted 5 months ago
#5 fyg lft in Recruitment (looking for team)

is fyg

posted about a year ago
#24 B4nny's future financial wellbeing (SERIOUS) in The Dumpster

stfu really really really bad player!

posted about a year ago
#21 B4nny's future financial wellbeing (SERIOUS) in The Dumpster


posted about a year ago
#106 baseball in Off Topic
batemanMy Tampa Bay Devil Rays Are Undefeated.

Your Tamps Bay Devil Rays Are Very Good, But C'mon Beating Up On My Washington Nationals Isn't That Hard

posted about a year ago
#2 raphaim lft combo / flank scout in Recruitment (looking for team)


posted about a year ago
#6 Will FroyoTech win invite this season? PART 2! in TF2 General Discussion

fyg, you really want that full fourth nerd star, don't you?

posted about a year ago
#11 Need help documenting b4nny in TF2 General Discussion

Let it be, man.

posted about a year ago
#3 cool b4nny in Off Topic

Why were you browsing 2018 b4nny tweets at 2am?

posted about a year ago
#83 if u could see 1 retired tf2 player play again in TF2 General Discussion

I still have fond memories of playing for 2 or 3 weeks with perfection, ash1497, yuki, and dunker trying to keep Midnight Society going. I think ash left because he and yuki had a falling out, and we needed a demo, so yuki somehow convinced us to give bullet a shot. Perfection had to miss a day of scrims, and with like 2 minutes until we were supposed to start, we still couldn't grab anyone. Bullet then told us out of the blue that he had someone--a "really good" like UGC silver player he "knew could play high IM." Obviously sketchy, but we didn't want to bait our opponents. It ended up being bolin and this was the game we played: https://logs.tf/2096079#76561198116072296 Bolin, for those of you at home who never had the pleasure of meeting him is quite possibly the most obvious cheater I had ever played with. You may know him as merlow--that guy who used to upload youtube videos of him cheating in mge.

Suffice it to say, I left that team immediately after, and what was left of Midnight Society died before the next season started.

good times

posted about a year ago
#11 is it better to call WHERE or WHO in TF2 General Discussion
-snowcombos rolled under cheese!!!!


why does it have to be so difficult !!

posted about a year ago
#68 baseball in Off Topic

The Mets find new and exciting ways to Mets it up every year.

posted about a year ago
#59 baseball in Off Topic

i hate it here. everything sucks and is bad. -blue jays fan

posted about a year ago
#5 RGL S10 Advanced Happenings/Discussion in TF2 General Discussion

God I Fucking Love Fyg

posted about a year ago
#7 Dunker LFT in Recruitment (looking for team)

crazy good

posted about a year ago
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