If you read this blog here, I’m sure you’re familiar with naturism…. And I’m sure you know its definition by heart, as finalized by INF-FNI: “Naturism is a way of living in harmony with nature, characterized by the practice of communal nudity, with the aim of fostering self-respect, respect for others and respect for the environment”.
But do you know Esperanto? Esperanto is the international language developed by Dr. Zamenhof at the end of the 19thcentury. The aim of Esperanto is to advance world peace by adopting an auxiliary language that is neutral and easy for everyone to learn. Dr. Zamenhof’s idea was that the more humans understand each other, the more they realize that they have a lot in common, they have no enemies, and that other people are always interesting to meet and become friends. To this end, he created a language, Esperanto, that belongs to everyone and, above all, remains neutral unlike all national communities.
Esperanto is easy to learn, with words formed by combining roots, prefixes and suffixes. Esperanto is written as it is pronounced, and pronounced as it is written. The grammar is made of 16 rules with no exceptions. In short, everything is done to make it easy for everyone to learn the international language.
There are plenty of opportunities to meet Esperantists and practice the international language. Every day, there are Esperanto meetings somewhere in the world. In particular, there are courses in most cities of the world, local and national meetings, and world congresses. In 2023, the world congress will be held in Turin, Italy, with participants from over 60 countries.
In other words, naturism is respect for others through the body, while Esperanto is respect for others through the mind and culture.
At the crossroads between Naturism and Esperanto, our association INOE – InternaciaNaturistaOrganizoEsperantista – https://www.esperanto-naturismo.org– founded in 1961, pursues the following goals:
– To unite naturist Esperantists,
– To support naturist values,
– To support Esperantist values,
– To encourage adherence to naturist values among Esperantists,
– To encourage the study and practice of Esperanto among naturists.
We organize a variety of events, either on our own or in conjunction with naturist or Esperantist events. For example, we use to organize a naturist excursion during the Esperanto World Congress, and this year we’re going to “Le Betulle” near Turin!
At the beginning of July, INOE is organizing a week-long naturist Esperanto course at a château in France’s Loire Valley <link to the calendar entry in English>. This is the most pleasant way for naturists to discover and learn Esperanto, its culture and its values. In just one week you’ll reach a basic level and be able to get by in Esperanto!
More information in Esperanto about INOE: https://www.esperanto-naturismo.org
More information about Esperanto: https://esperanto.net/en/