> Date: Wed, 25 Jun 2014 09:28:54 +0300 > From: Risto Kupsala <[log in to unmask]> > Subject: Re: How easy is Esperanto really? > > Here's my experience. I speak Finnish (a Uralic language) natively and I > had learned some English, Swedish and German before I got to know Esperanto. > (...) > On the other hand, preposition + verb > compounds (f.ex. eldoni, alporti) seemed very odd and unintuitive to me. > So, on the whole, learning words was hard. As a native French speaker, I did not understand "eldoni" at first sight, but, if you knew German, you should have recognized "ausgeben". Even Hungarians use the same structure in "kiadni".