Proposal: Esperanto

Not sure if this is the right place to ask this, but I didn't see a way to contact the proposal initiator.

From looking at the site, all the other language communities are listed as "X language" like "Korean language," "Spanish language," etc. Can we rename the title of "Esperanto" to "Esperanto language" to match all the other sites or is there a specific reason we don't have "language" in our title?

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Since there is no Esperanto nation, it sounded a bit odd to call it "Esperanto Language." But you are correct; for consistency with the other language sites, it makes sense to have them follow the same naming convention. Done.

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    Does that mean you can't ask about things like congresses, meetups, Pasporta Servo, etc? They're not strictly the language, they're the culture and community. It also cuts out a fair number of the top rated sample questions, including the top one. Commented Jun 17, 2016 at 11:18
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    @sevenseacat No, of course those subjects are (presumably) on topic. Our "Latin Language" site is full of questions about the history and contemporary issues of using Latin, so no one seems to be confused by including "language" in the title. Commented Jun 17, 2016 at 17:16
  • cool cool, thanks :) I was a bit worried when I saw this question! Commented Jun 18, 2016 at 8:36

@chuck-smith, nice proposition.

@robert-cartaino, according to the dictionary a language is :

  • Communication of thoughts and feelings through a system of arbitrary signals, such as voice sounds, gestures, or written symbols.

  • Such a system including its rules for combining its components, such as words.

  • Such a system as used by a nation, people, or other distinct community; often contrasted with dialect.

As you can see a language is not necessarily tied to a nation.
Esperanto serves the main and the most important aspect of a language, which is:
- A way of Communication of thoughts and feelings without any distinction of power, nation or ethnicity.

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