Going back to practicing Esperanto after such a long time, many of this feels new, but I really appreciate how regular the language is, which gives me a leg up on answering questions.

For example, I've been doing flashcards on words like kio, tiu, kiel, kie.

In English these "who", "what", "when" questions would be harder, but Esperanto means I only need to remember two things- "ki"- question, and the affixes, and then I use little tricks to remember the affixes.




-o is noun- so that's easy

-u is who, and I remember it by thinking about "you"

-al - I think of Al Bundy being blamed on Married with Children.

I'm struggling with a pneumonic for -el vs -e but I have begun imagining "Where in E world is Carmen Sandiego" vs a leg moving for -el.

These are just crutches until it becomes natural, but with just a handful, I remember both the question and T- form (not sure what it's called).

I wish other languages were this easy...

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