Ba-ta, (letter); second letter of the Gorean alphabet, it corresponds to the Earth letter 'B'
I nodded. The rest of it I did not need to be told. The expressions 'Al-Ka' and 'Ba-ta' are the first two letters of the Gorean Alphabet. In effect these men had no names, but were simply known as Slave A and B.
Book 3, Priest-Kings of Gor: Page 94