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Esperanto Essive Case?

I found a wiki article stating that Esperanto has an essive case, but not much of an explanation. Is the essive case in Esperanto basically an -e ending at the end of a word denoting a vague statement ...
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Should I use pronouns when speaking in the imperative?

I speak English and Danish fluently, Russian less so. I haven't seen any of those languages use pronouns in the imperative, so should I use them in Esperanto? If I do (or don't) use them, will anyone ...
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Why don’t I words take the N ending?

(This question springs from this one.) In Esperanto, the N ending is usually used to mark the accusative: Ŝi ŝatas fiŝojn. Ŝi ŝatas la Italan. Ŝi ŝatas ilin. Ŝi ŝatas manĝi. Why ...
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Does Esperanto have a hidden Allative case?

As a casual speaker of Esperanto, I’m used to constructions where ”al la X-o” or ”sur la X-on” is replaced by ”-en”: Ni iru aŭten! (Ni iru al la aŭto.) Via poŝtelefono falis teren. (Via ...