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[OT] Learn Lojban!

DPic [PersonRank 10]

Thursday, December 6, 2007
13 years ago2,502 views

Forgive me is this is a little more offtopic than usual. I have just started learning Lojban and have taken up a huge interest in it. It's the Googliest language in existence if a language can be Googley!

Lojban is based off of Loglan, short for Logical Language, which was created in 1955. Lojban now exists because it was more open for people learning the language.

   * Lojban is designed to be used by people in communication with each other, and possibly in the future with computers.
   * Lojban is designed to be culturally neutral.
   * Lojban grammar is based on the principles of logic.
   * Lojban has an unambiguous grammar.
   * Lojban has phonetic spelling, and unambiguous resolution of sounds into words.
   * Lojban is simple compared to natural languages; it is easy to learn.
   * Lojban's 1300 root words can be easily combined to form a vocabulary of millions of words.
   * Lojban is regular; the rules of the language are without exception.
   * Lojban attempts to remove restrictions on creative and clear thought and communication.
   * Lojban has a variety of uses, ranging from the creative to the scientific, from the theoretical to the practical.
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Interested yet? You can find out more about it at ...

Wikipedia has a great article and if you want to get started learning, Wikibooks hasn't gotten very far with the Lojban book but from the Lojban website there are lots of resources like the "Level 0" book ...


Zim [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Is interesting, but too much technical info, and I still preffer starting from raw sentences like "hello, my name is bob"
Anyhow, I'll take it in consideration :]

DPic [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

The phrase "the pretty little girls school" in english can be interpreted 22 different ways but in lojban, it is possible to express each of those meanings. Pretty cool, huh?

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