2012 United States Esperanto National Congress

The Landa Kongreso -- the National Congress or Convention -- for United States Esperantists in 2012 will take place from June 22 to 25 at the University of Texas, Dallas Campus in Richardson, Texas.

If you've been meaning to learn Esperanto (or in my case, improve it) here's an opportunity for you -- especially if you're a Unitarian Universalist and are planning to miss General Assembly.

DART bus 883 (PDF) will serve the campus -- but not on Sunday -- if you're thinking ahead.

Esperanto hymnal to download

Yes, I know what you're thinking: just in time for Zamenhofa Tago on Monday. But the real reason I scanned and make available this little 1948 words-only hymnal, Liberala Himnaro, is more pedestrian. (I wrote about it a couple of years ago, if you'd like to review a hymns list in English.)

  1. I had my first opportunity -- at work no less -- to use the term krokodilo recently. (One for the Esperantists out there.)
  2. I re-discovered my copy of the "liberal hymnal" yesterday.
  3. I found a way to scan to PDF effectively, using my home Ubuntu Linux machine and a middle-aged Epson scanner.  (More about that later.)
  4. I have read more about copyright and the public domain in the last year, and would be shocked if the corporate author -- la Esperanta Unio de Liberalaj Religianoj; do you really need a translation? -- still exists, much less renewed the copyright in time. (If someone has rights to the hymnal or particular hymns and objects, I'll gladly remove it or redact them.)

The PDF isn't the most crisp so the file would be a manageable 8.5 Mb, but if you have a particular interest in a higher resolution, color 85Mb copy and can FTP, let me know through the contact page.

Download the Liberala Himnaro.