Is "gi" exclusively for the concept of "it?" Or can it be used to convey a gender neutral pronoun as well? Just curious :D
Note: I believe the convention is to use 'x' after the letter if you cannot write the diacritic. So, one ought to write 'gxi'.
Use it the same way you would use "It" in English. So yea it can be used to convey a gender neutral pronoun but most people would only use it for animals and objects just like English.
So, pronunciation question: Would the 'i' of 'Ĝi' merge with the 'e' of 'estas' and be pronounced like: 'Ĝjestas'? A lot of languages (Spanish and French for example) do this to avoid hiatus and I didn't know if it was possible in Esperanto as well
No, each sound gets treated "purely" unless I am much mistaken. There's nothing really like "la liaison" in spoken French.
could we drop the Ĝi and it'd still be the same meaning? example: Estas bona.??
I'am a little confused with the Ĉ, Ĝ, Ŝ , Ĵ and G , J sounds. Thanks for the help
Ĉ = like ch in "charge" Ĝ = like g in "gem" or j in "jaw" Ŝ = like sh in "she" Ĵ = like zi in "vision" or ge in "garage" (in some American pronunciations) C = like z in "Nazi" or ts in "cats" G = always like g in "go" J = like j in "Hallelujah" or y in "yet"
Posso xingar em português à vontade, talvez pensem que é esperanto. Kk Deve ser difícil aprender outras línguas quando se fala inglês. É mais fácil vir de uma complicada para uma simplificada, visto que o inglês apresenta um conceito de simplificação (de conjugações, pronomes etc.)
O esperanto é mais simples ainda do que o inglês nesse sentido. E cuidado que alguns americanos sabem falar espanhol, então, se você xingar, eles vão entender.
"Good" is an adjective that describes the noun "it." "Well" in English is an adverb unless you are describing health specifically.
I'm so confused. Can anyone tell me what the difference between esta and estas?
Estas means "is", while "esta" is not an Esperanto word as far as I'm aware.