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Re: Lojban

Zhenyu ("Zhenyu" <lizhenyu_god@...>) on November 18, 2010

Karo xShadowSoulx, Thank you for your reply on Lojban! I’m glad to know you= here! Many times, I had the same feeling like yours on Glosa. Lojban’s pho= nology is quite odd for its sourcing is different, which is for pure neutra= lization on its basic words, by combining parts of other two original lang= uage’s words among the 6 main languages in the world. As for its grammar, i= t is quite over-accurate so that humans aren’t accustomed to it. I’ve got t= he sense earlier that few men would feel it comfortable. But, I think, its = existence is necessary. My learning Lojban doesn’t mean I put Glosa in the = second place in my heart. My love to Glosa is still! I don’t know if you ca= n read Glosa, so I use English to reply you. I hope you can. Saluta! Li Zhe= nyu

— In, “xShadowSoulx” <shadowxsoul@…> wro= te:

i have personnaly studied lojban, and i find it to be a very bad ch= oice for an auxlang, mostly because of its grammar. i also never like the p= honology since it allows alot of bizarre consonant clusters.

it is ast= oundingly alien and takes up way too much memory to learn. there is no lang= uage on this planet that relies solely on word order like lojban does to di= fferentiate gramatical case. the only cases where you see this, this is onl= y used for the nominative and maybe the direct object (as in english).

= however, there is something similar you can do that can infact work, it wa= s something i toyed with while working on my own auxlang. it is a concept c= alled ‘coverbs’ that do exist in alot of languages. let me give an example:=

let’s say we had two sentences:

i am going to my home and

= i am going from the store

in a language that used coverbs, there woul= d be no prepostion here. instead each would use a seperate verb. so these s= entences would look something like:

i go-to home i go-from store

= here’s the interesting part: if we wanted to say the sentence “I am going= to my home from the store”, we simple combine the two sentences together l= ike so:

i go-to home go-from store.

i believe chinese does this, = so maybe the chinese guy where-ever he is could detail it more.

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