li [Todd Moody] mi tulis la

> I've occasionally wondered why Esperanto has no one-syllable verbs,
with consonant roots.  For 
> example, instead of "esti" there could be "bi", with "bas" in the
present, "bis" in the past, 
> "bos" in the future, and so on. 

Or maybe just 

	i	to be
	as	is/am/are
	is	was/were
	os	will/shall be
	us	could be

Then there's always the elimination of the copula and making the
predicate a verb.

	La domo flavas.
	The house is yellow.