Tuesday, December 15, 2009

On Zamehnof and event processing

Today, December 15th is Zamenhof's day. Zamenhof is the inventor of the Esperanto language, his idea was simple: create a universal language, with very simple grammar and spelling and no spelling and grammar exceptions. While there are several millions of Esperanto fans, it has not become the universal language, and we still speak in many languages and dialects. There are street named after Zamenhof in many of the cities in Israel, not that there are so many Esperanto speakers, but somehow famous Jewish people get priority in streets names (in Haifa Zamenhof street is near Einstein street - another famous Jewish person).

Like natural languages, in event processing we have many languages, and languages styles (when preparing the course I am teaching now I realized that there are more styles than I've realized, next class we'll discuss it in class, showing examples from all the different products participating in the EPIA book's website).

I share Zamenhof's dream to get to a universal language, but this may take time (maybe infinity), worth trying to invent the event processing Esperanto.


Brian Barker said...

Good luck to Esperanto :)

Many people do not realise that Esperanto is now a living language!

You can see this at http://www.lernu.net

Bill Chapman said...

Esperanto works! I’ve used it in speech and writing - and sung in it - in about fifteen countries over recent years.

Indeed, the language has some remarkable practical benefits. Personally, I’ve made friends around the world through Esperanto that I would never have been able to communicate with otherwise. And then there’s the Pasporta Servo, which provides free lodging and local information to Esperanto-speaking travellers in over 90 countries. In the past few years I have had guided tours of Berlin and Milan and Douala in Cameroon in the planned language. I have discussed philosophy with a Slovene poet, humour on television with a Bulgarian TV producer. I’ve discussed what life was like in East Berlin before the wall came down, how to cook perfect spaghetti, the advantages and disadvantages of monarchy, and so on.

Finally,Esperanto was never designed to replace the world's myriad of languages.

Take a look at http://www.lernu.net