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.