LEARN NOT TO SPEAK ESPERANTO
Justin B Rye [MAIL] 2003–2010

Ranto Appendix – V

GOOFOMETER

Which of Zamenhof's mistakes was stupidest?  A lot of his decisions were clearly the result of forgivable ignorance – he was after all working before linguistics as a science really existed.  The phonology; the word-classes; the relative pronouns… there are plenty of mistakes to choose from.  But when it comes to picking the stupidest, it's not a very hard decision.  Two of the leading candidates as I see it are as follows:

However, since these two stupid mistakes interact, we have a single clear front runner:

As usual I welcome feedback: any dissenters with alternative candidates for Zamenhof's Single Stupidest Mistake should check out my mailbox.