The First Book was written by [Ludwig ][Zamenhof] on July 26, 1887 in Russian, and then in French, English, German and Polish.
Under the set of buttons, you see the keyboard. This
keyboard is used on tablets, which do not have a physical
keyboard. If you have the physical keyboard,
it is more comfortable to use it than the on-screen
I advise you to press a key as soon as you realize that you can't answer.
Normally, at the third or fourth time, you will remember better.
### If you make a mistake, take a look at
what you typed and what you had to type in the [red window].
### Now wait some time (more than ten
seconds) before you answer ...
... and listen.
Did you hear the beep beep ?
This happens when the time limit for responding is
exhausted. The question is handled as "not
The program will reshow the same question a little while later.
Reply C to [continue.
In the real lessons, only repeat once in aloud, without looking at the screen, and continue.]
### Many computers do not have a keyboard to
enter accented letters, such as ĉ ĝ ĥ
ĵ ŝ ŭ
You can use the on-screen keyboard, or if you have a physical keyboard, type a 5 in front of the letter c, g, h, j, s.
Enter now 5c to enter [ĉ] or press the button Ĉ, if you do not have a physical keyboard.
So the program will work even if you do not have a
keyboard tailored to the taught language, what is the most
### To exercise the accusative, I had to deal
with a null response.
My father had forty sheep.
If no character is present, press the ENTER key or the button ∅
### You can very easily create your own
I use this for my grandchildren.
The first version of this program was written in 1982.
Now some examples of use:
The First Book (which contains the Foundation) is the [first] document written by Zamenhof. It describes the language "Esperanto".
### The First Book was published on [July ][6, ] in Russian, and then in French, English, German and Polish.
Even if Esperanto considerably evolved since 1887, this document is considered the only [obligatory ][authority] over Esperanto and is thus [un][changeable].
### You should be able to find out what are
the [grammar ][rules]. This is the most
natural way to learn a language, or did you learn English
with a grammar book?
### If you can not figure out a rule, just write a note to yourself and come back to the lesson in a few days later.
If you do not find a satisfactory explanation by
yourself, send a message to the newsgroup soc.culture.Esperanto
###You should have somebody check your pronunciation, but [not] by a native English speaker.
Be careful not to take bad habits. Use your ears
more than you eyes.
### At the end of the lesson, [mix] the
sentences, and redo the the lesson.
I recommend to do this as soon as possible, and once a week for 4 weeks.
If you want to write your own lessons, contact:
Then I'll write a bit more about the operation of the program.