I cannot believe I seriously almost typed in 'Who is you?' A lifetime full of english and I almost make the most stupid grammer mistake of all......wow.
Could this be "What are you?". Like if I said "I am a Hufflepuff, what are you?" or if Esperanto becomes an interplanetary language and I need to ask what species an alien is.
Yeah, it's Indo-European language after all :) Slavic languages also use mostly K- words for questions
Being both a Spanish and English speaker, saying "Kiu estas vi?" sounds really weird even though I know it's supposed to be pronounced like that. Like, it doesn't sound fluid. So in my head I'm pronouncing it as "Kyu 'stas vi?" and it just flows better xD
Vi is a really strange pick for "you"... Isn't it universally understood as "we"?
Not in the Romance languages it's not, which is where a lot of Esperanto vocabulary comes from.
I always get confused when I see "vi" because I want to write "we" like in Norwegian..
How would you know the difference between someone saying "What are you" and "Who are you?"
Thanks for the help! I do have a few questions though. I know that the site says Kio as in "What" (thing), but can it be used in context such as "What are you talking about?" or "What in the world?!" or instances like that?
"What in the world" is idiomatic English, so I'm not sure it would translate that way.
Here's a good explanation regarding kio vs kiu: