Why the downvotes, you guys? That was satire.
Although it's kind of telling that people couldn't tell the difference. ;^)
The verbe to be/esti acts as a copular or linking verb, which connects to same ranking parts of the phrase, here "viro" and "persono", in the same case. Hence there is no accusative. There is no difference between Esperanto and English.
Why did two people downvote you? Seems like "groupthink," or just two very sensitive people who only want "relevant" comments .___.
Technically nothing, but "Homo" usually translates to "Human" and "Persono" usually translates to "Person".
Can someone please explain why this would not be "Viro estas personon" with a "-n" ending? Because the verb "estas" is acting on the noun "persono" right?
In esperanto there is no such thing as "a" or "an", so yes. Mi estas Viro = I am (a) man
How will I know when an a is placed with a single word? Does that make sense? Because this says "A man is a person" The "A man" is what messed me up. I know estas can mean a, is, are, etc. But I don't know what word in there gives the extra a.
Estas can not mean "a", it is only is, are, am. There isn't a term for "a" in esperanto because you just don't need it. You can understand sentences like "I am man" or "You are eating apple" and there isn't any other meaning that they could have without the "a/an". I hope this helps.
I always put "homo" for person, but I know that "persono" is more widely used; are there any guidelines that say when to use which noun, or are they interchangeable?