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Published on Jul 1, 2014

A guide to lojban: The Logical Language

A revision of my previous video. Mistakes have been corrected and new word classes added.

Complete vocabulary of root words: http://quizlet.com/38882038/lojban-co...
Attitudinals: http://quizlet.com/70824888/flashcards

Remaining Mistakes: "na'e pa prenu" is not correct. Use "za'u pa prenu" - "More than one person" instead.

The terminator for "li" is "lo'o", though it can usually be left out. And li cannot technically be used with number-symbols (1234567890). Everyone does this anyway, but I suggest using zoi mekso. 1234567890 .mekso instead (mekso means mathematical expression).

Unlike "lojban", "Loglan" is properly spelled with a capital "L".

It's "dipHthong', not "dipthong"

"mi klama je dunda je pensi" does not, technically speaking, mean the same as "mi klama .ije mi dunda .ije mi pensi". "mi klama gi'e dunda gi'e pensi" does. The first sentence says "I am a goer-and-giver-and-comer" That is to say, there are a set of things that go and give and come/go, and you are a member of that set. It is one claim, as opposed to three.

Spaces and stress do matter. But as long as you have "at least" one space between each word in writing, everything is okay. You can have as many spaces as you want, but not "no" spaces.

The official lojban dictionary is vlasisku.lojban.org. The wiki/dictionary editing system is jbovlaste.lojban.org. Often words from jbovlaste will be added to vlasisku in time.

I added another word called "ra'ai" which lets you quote a single non-meaning name with pauses. The advantage is that you don't have to use a terminator like le'u at the end, so it saves you two extra syllables. "la'oi" let's you do this, but it can also be used for text and sounds outside of lojban. The disadvantage is that a computer treats what's inside la'oi pauses as a block of text/sounds and doesn't recognize it as being from the lojban language. With ra'ai you can keep the isomorphism while retaining brevity. Instead of saying la'ai meri le'u. You can say the much shorter ra'ai .meri.

I've also now added a set of ten new words: cu'ei'a - cu'ei'e - cu'ei'i - cu'ei'o - cu'ei'u - fu'ei'a - fu'ei'e - fu'ei'i - fu'ei'o - fu'ei'u. These words are an extension of the word cu'ei (used to switch speakers within a quotation). I love cu'ei, but realized that it is very vague, since it does not specify a speaker to switch to. This makes it hard to carry on dialogues with more than two people. But with this new series, you can specify who you're switching to. cu'ei'a switches to ko'a, cu'ei'e switches to ko'e etc. This is a very efficient way to switch speakers in a dialogue, and can easily take less than half the syllables to say.

You should also be aware of these bridi (sentence) connectors, which make complex thought much more easy. poi and noi - relevant relation and incidental relation. The book can explain it better than I can: http://lojban.github.io/cll/8/1/index... , http://lojban.github.io/cll/8/2/

As well as these sentence-subject embedding words: http://lojban.github.io/cll/11/1/inde...
My trailer for lojban: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rGHdI...

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