I’d like to propose for Esperanto to be added among the next supported languages. It is the most widely used (neutral) international language, which makes it appropriate for inclusion in this open and international project.
Esperanto has a very regular and phonetic pronunciation, which might facilitate speech recognition. Its speakers also come from all over the world, so the many possible accents to compare would be very diverse, with none of them being native.
The language has been around for over a century now, so there should be some content in the public domain to take sentences from. The age of those shouldn’t be a problem, as the basic grammar and vocabulary are defined in the the “Fundamento”, and supposed to remain unchanged (so that the language won’t fall apart). The general usage has respected this, and so the language hasn’t changed in any substantial way.
(Note: “Fundamento” itself contains a set of exemplary sentences in Esperanto, which should all be in the public domain.)
Can I do something to help make this happen? Should I collect valid texts in the public domain and possibly restructure them in some way?
Fundamenta Krestomatio (Contains example phrases, stories, dialogue, and poetry.)