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12. What are PAG, PIV, PMEG, PV, TEJO and UEA?

As with other groups, there are some common acronyms that come up from time to time here.

Plena Analiza Gramatiko, an analysis of Esperanto grammar. It is not authoritative, and many people will disagree with some of its conclusions, but it is the most detailed reference work to date on Esperanto grammar.

Plena Ilustrita Vortaro, a very complete Esperanto dictionary (i.e., it is entirely in Esperanto) containing not only the officially recognized words, but many more that are in general (and not so general) use. Some of its entries are dubious, but it is a highly useful reference work. PIV is now quite expensive. It was published in 1970, with a supplement in 1987 ("PIV-S" means "PIV with Supplement"). A new edition is currently being prepared.

Plena Manlibro de Esperanta Gramatiko, an analysis and commentary on Esperanto grammar.

Plena Vortaro. PIV's little brother, so to speak; it was written in 1953 and contains fewer technical terms, neologisms, etc.

Tutmonda Esperantista Junulara Organizo, the World Organization of Young Esperantists. Members of UEA under 30 years of age are automatically members of TEJO. TEJO publishes a bi-monthly magazine called Kontakto and a quarterly newsletter called TEJO Tutmonde, and sponsors the annual international youth congress (Internacia Junulara Kongreso, or IJK).

Universala Esperanto-Asocio, the World Esperanto Association. It publishes a monthly magazine cleverly titled Esperanto, produces a Jarlibro (yearbook) containing information on national and special-interest Esperanto organizations and contacts, and sponsors the annual international Esperanto congress (Universala Kongreso, or UK).

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