Ranto Appendix – Y


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 inconsistent possessives; the phonemic inventory; the word patrino… 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.