When answering a question about which phrase to use, I would like to be able to backup my answer with data taken from a corpus.

Is there any Esperanto corpus I could refer in my answers, and that is updated with sentences used nowadays? If there are more than one, what is the one I should prefer (for objective reasons)?


tekstaro.com is the only one that I'm aware of and it is used a lot on this SE. However it only uses a limited selection of books and as far as I know it's not updated regularily.

  • Another more extensive corpus is corp.hum.sdu.dk/cqp.eo.html. However, unlike tekstaro.com, it contains also texts that are written by people without a very good command of Esperanto, so it has to be used with a grain of salt. Oct 10 '16 at 14:04
  • @MarcosCramer Your comment answers my question too. Would you write it as answer?
    – apaderno
    Oct 10 '16 at 15:57
  • @MarcosCramer I’ve made my answer a community wiki so if you want you could just add it directly to this answer. I won’t get points for the upvotes any more if I understand correctly
    – Neil Roberts Mod
    Oct 10 '16 at 16:01
  • @NeilRoberts Users don't get any point from posts on meta sites. The reputation used on a meta site is the reputation on the main site.
    – apaderno
    Oct 11 '16 at 7:58
  • I would rather leave suggestions separated. In this way, users can up-vote the one they think more appropriate. How can users vote if there is more than one suggestion per answer?
    – apaderno
    Oct 11 '16 at 7:59

The best ressource I have to know if something is used in actual, everyday, homo-to-homo Esperanto is the history from all Telegram groups in Esperanto. (More than 150 000 messages!) But there is a big problem: the content of these groups is not public, and newcomers can not see the whole history. You may give a good answer based on the frequency on Telegram, but you can not provide a checkable source easily.

  • I think the Lojban IRC has some kind of method of logging all of their chats into some kind of corpus specifically for this kind of thing. I wonder if we could find a way to take a page out of their book?
    – Kat Ño
    Oct 10 '16 at 3:57
  • A corpus allows you to look for occurrences of words and group of words. Having to look into the messages of a group is not what I expect from a corpus.
    – apaderno
    Oct 10 '16 at 7:10

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