Esata is a newly designed 'constructed language.' It is a bare bones version of the English language, which has also been internationalized to a high degree.
Each of the single syllables in Esata has the significance of a complete word. The assignment of meanings to the 105 possible syllables is called the primary meanings list. It is the kernel of Esata, and the first set of vocabulary that should be learned.
A special feature of Esata is the use of 'phrase words', which are contractions of several one syllable words into a short form.
There are 23 verbs in the primary meanings list:
- 7 (of 11) auxiliary verbs
- 16 common verbs
The infinitive, present tense, and present participle use the same form: go go, to go, going. Verbs are not conjugated, and are invariable in tense, except for a past participle. Tenses other than the simple present and past use auxiliaries 'to be' and 'to have', or the modal auxiliaries.
The simple past, also used as past participle, is formed by appending -da to the verb:
- go go, goda went, gone
- si see, sida saw, seen
- ge get, geda got, gotten.
For verbs without short forms, the final -a of the normal verb ending is often dropped, so tica to teach, ticda taught.
|bi||am, is, are|
The following common verbs belong to the primary meanings list.
The verb part of contracted forms is marked in red.
- hubiyu (who are you?)
- wobixi (where is she? )
- wayuti (what do you think?)