I think you are misunderstanding what Ailen is saying.Bastian said:Ailén, how long did it take you to inform yourself about Esperanto ?
(Your message are usually more relevant than this one.)
That's wrong : there is a culture behing Esperanto : books (25,000+) and magazines and music are written (or translated) in it.Ailén said:As good as all this may be (or sound), I tend to disagree. First, there is no real culture behind Esperanto, and a language without a culture ends up being devoid of lots of meanings, and is not able to "evolve naturally", only artificially, in the same way as it was created.
For instance, the Esperanto version of Wikipedia ranks 27th (with 170,000+ articles) among others, ahead of Danish.
Is that "real" enough ?
What Ailen is talking about is not a 'subculture' growing up around a language, but the reverse, osit. Organically, if you will. Formed from life, and circumstances of life, itself. It's all well that desktop jockeys thought this up. The problem is that it (esperanto) has no meaning, in the true sense of that word.Ailen said:You missunderstood me. When I said "culture", I didn't mean what you are referring to, but real people's habits, customs, etc.