A friend enquired concerning Baha'u'llah's prophecy in the Words of
Paradise, that a universal language would be formed, and desired to know
if Esperanto would be the language chosen.
The love and effort put into Esperanto will not be lost, he answered,
but no one person can construct a Universal Language. It must be made by
a Council representing all countries, and must contain words from
different languages. It will be governed by the simplest rules, and there
will be no exceptions; neither will there be gender, nor extra and silent
letters. Everything indicated will have but one name. In Arabic there are
hundreds of names for the camel! In the schools of each nation the mother
tongue will be taught, as well as the revised Universal Language.