Esata, A New Language

While surfing around the net, I came across this new language called Esata.

Esata is a newly designed ‘constructed language’, developed by Pafu. It is a bare bones version of the English language, which has also been internationalized to a high degree. In the target language, Esata is a ‘phrase word’ meaning ‘know (how to) speak.’

In Esata a compromise is being sought between the now globally dominant English, and the rest of the world’s major languages.

There are several features of Esata that should interest researchers in the area
of artificial languages. It is regular and highly compact, with text lengths considerably shorter than those of English.

A novel feature is the use of ‘phrase words’ abbreviated forms allowing definition of new vocabulary and concepts, both from English and from all the world’s major languages. Esata also contains an (optional) new alphabet, which can represent up to 4 normal letters in a compact yet easy to read matrix.

Words are formed from syllables of consonant plus vowel. The normal English
alphabet is used, but vowels have only one sound, and some consonants have
different sounds (c as ch, x as sh).

For more about Esata, check the following links:
Esata Language Description
Esata (Lang Maker)

It’s interesting how some people still think we need more and more languages to communicate, when I think the problem is not in the lack of languages but rather in our unwillingness to communicate and listen to each other.

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Mohamed Marwen Meddah is a web development director, amateur photographer and web enthusiast from Tunisia, currently living in Canada.

4 thoughts on “Esata, A New Language”

  1. When I started reading about it I thought it’s interesting but when I reached the examples LoL dudaLul baha ? dude, it’s silly language and it’s not solving any problem at all.

  2. Just because something seems silly doesn’t mean it’s not useful or practical. I think that Esata is a brilliant conlang and look forward to a rise in its popularity. I’ve got some ideas for Pafu but I just can’t seem to get in touch with him…

    Mohamed (or anyone else, for that matter), I’ve been spending some time studying Esata and if you’d like to discuss it feel free to email me.

  3. Because Esperanto is not logical, it is more closely an attempt at art.  Esperanto arbitrarily places endings such as “-k.”  And despite its assertions that it is truly a regular language, Esperanto includes many difficult concepts and glaring syntactic errors while simultaneously not possessing nearly the same depth as a language such as English.  Nobody would argue that English is an extraordinarily complex language and that Esperanto is much simpler, but English is also a very poetic language capable of expressing brilliant idea, while Esperanto lacks in this field.  On the other side of the spectrum, Esperanto is not quite so concise as avid speakers would have you believe.

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