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Lojban 25th Anniversary celebration, 2013, Fairfax, Virginia, USA.
Lojban is a carefully constructed spoken language designed in the hope of removing a large portion of the ambiguity from human communication. It was made well-known by a Scientific American article and references in science fiction Lojban has been built over five decades by dozens of workers and hundreds of supporters.

 
Lojban has a number of features which make it unique:

  • 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 has an unambiguous grammar, which is based on the principles of logic.
  • 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.

 
Interested? See and hear an example of spoken Lojban. You can also see this page written in Lojban.

Learn Lojban now or read the introductory brochure for a more detailed description of Lojban.

The Logical Language Group

 
This site is the official repository of materials from The Logical Language Group (LLG), the non-profit corporation which has led Lojban development since 1987.

As part of the LLG's commitment to the community, this site attempts to reflect a cross section of the Lojban community outside of the LLG. Some of the material on this site isn't officially sanctioned, but what is official is explicitly stated.

News

  • 18 October 2014 "bripre jikca 7", the eigth episode of "bripre jikca", is now available. The theme is {santa} ("umbrella") and it includes texts on that subject from graywyvern, lojytan, niftg, durka42 and mukti. Submissions are requested by October 25 for the next episode (theme: {fulta} — "floating"), to be published November 1.
  • 6 October 2014 "lo jbobau cu mo", a new "jbo-rap" by selpa'i, featuring danr, Ilmen, and durka42 is released. It is described as a "commentary on the current situation in 'Lojbanistan'" and "a call to action."
  • 4 October 2014 "bripre jikca 6", the seventh episode of "bripre jikca", is now available. The theme is {xutla} ("smooth/silky/soft") and it includes texts on that subject from niftg, junpen and ilmen. Submissions are requested by October 11 for the next episode (theme: {santa} — "umbrella"), to be published October 18.
  • 27 September 2014 Martin Bays releases tersmu 0.2, a "semantic parser" for lojban, implemented in Haskell. It transforms lojban input into expressions of first order logic.
  • 22 September 2014 Robin Lee Powell announces progress on the forthcoming update of "The Complete Lojban Language", and asks for volunteers to help prepare it for print.
  • 20 September 2014 "bripre jikca 5", the sixth episode of "bripre jikca", is now available. The theme is {bajra} ("to run") and it includes a text on that subject from niftg, a translation of XKCD, animated and read by durka, and an eleatic footrace between mankant and the "dog". Submissions are requested by September 27 for the next episode (theme: {xutla} — "smooth/silky/soft"), to be published October 4.
  • 5 September 2014 "bripre jikca 4", the fifth episode of "bripre jikca", is now available. The theme is {kukte} ("delicious/delightful") and it includes texts on that subject from niftg, durka, tsani, mukti, and junpen, and a reading by selpa'i. Submissions are requested by September 13 for the next episode (theme: {bajra} — "run"), to be published September 20.

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Created by chrisd. Last Modification: Monday 20 of October, 2014 15:04:31 GMT by mukti.