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Re: [glosalist] lojban

Robin Fairbridge Gaskell (Robin Fairbridge Gaskell <drought-breaker@...>) on April 1, 2006

At 01:26 PM 4/1/06, you wrote:

Hello Glosa-pe

I’ve recently run across . Until now, I have never heard of this language. I was wondering what anyone’s thoughts are regarding this language from a Glosa perspective.

Regards, Bill Plu Amika, Very briefly, Lojban is a copyrighted version of Loglan (a ‘logical’ ‘language’) made up on the a-priori pattern. Loglan was created by computer programmers to carry programming-type syntax. Lojban was a continuation of this theme by other programmers. It is very intellectual, i.e. the opposite of the a-posteri more natural, synthesised languages that follow the patterns of existing, national languages: Glosa and Esperanto are examples of these.

While I looked at lojban, and tried to follow its rationale, I got tired of the wranglings and court-cases over who “owned” it. I guess I was not impressed with the whole idea of an intellectually imposed logicality.

By contrast, Glosa has a logicality that is not intellectual, but which comes from the ‘hard-wired’ syntactical structures of the brain. Needless to say, these have not been written down… yet.



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