the Complete Lojban Language

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The Complete Lojban Language (also spelled as CLL, The Book, The Refgram) originally published in year 1997 is a complete description of the artificial language Lojban. It serves as a reference grammar for the language, offering an overview of the language, as well as linguistic details on every aspect of the language. This book serves as the standard defining the language design. That design was declared frozen for a minimum 5 year period so that anyone who learned the language from this book could be assured that it wouldn't change unexpectedly. This period ended in 2002.

Description

The Logical Language Group, Inc. takes great pride in announcing the publication of The Complete Lojban Language, by John Woldemar CowanISBN 0-9660283-0-9.

A list of CLL, aka Reference Grammar, Errata is also available, most of which have been approved by the book's author.

Though this description may sound imposing, technical and formal, the book is written in a light, often humorous style that teaches the reader about the Lojban language, about logic, and about linguistics in general.

Lojban is a current version of Loglan, the artificial language project described in the June 1960 Scientific American article of that name. "Loglan" was also referred to by name in Robert Heinlein's classic novel The Moon is a Harsh Mistress, as well as in other novels.

Loglan/Lojban is a language designed for several purposes, including linguistics research (especially involving a proposed test of the Sapir/Whorf hypothesis), foreign language instruction, artificial intelligence research, machine translation and related human/computer interaction applications, and as a stimulating educational and entertaining mental exercise. A few people are interested in Lojban as a prospective international auxiliary language. An international community of aficionados has appeared, writing in and about the language, primarily on the Internet.

The book is in hard cover, 620 pages long, and includes a thorough index.

Our processing time (that is, the time between when you order a book and the time when we ship it) is 2-4 weeks. We are an all-volunteer organization. Please let us know if there is some kind of urgency in your order.

There is a $5 net discount on shipping costs for multiple book orders within the US only.

Please note that shipping orders to continents other than North and South America takes 4-8 weeks plus our processing time.

Autographed Copies

A limited number of copies may be available on request with author's autograph, at no extra charge. Please place contact us about getting such a copy before you try to order in any other fashion. There may be some delay in shipping autographed copies.

General Information

The Logical Language Group, Inc. is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) scientific- educational organization, and donations may be tax deductible within the U.S. We acknowledge all donations over $250 in accordance with IRS regulations, and other donations by request.

Please make your donations by sending a cheque to the address above, or by donating through PayPal to the LLG.

We can accept Internet advance orders via e-mail, but you must followup with verification via postal mail or telephone within 2 weeks. No C.O.D. orders. We require prepayment on purchase orders.

Queries should be addressed to the LLG Secretary at the above address or via email to lojban@lojban.org

Ongoing Work

Other than fixing errata for this edition (mentioned above), ongoing work on the CLL includes:

Direct (prepaid) orders to our organization will be accepted at the price of US$25 plus shipping and handling.

How to Buy

Via Amazon

The LLG now sells the CLL directly on Amazon. This gives us somewhat less money per sale, but is much faster.

Directly From The LLG

Payment is accepted via cheque, U.S. currency or PayPal.

If you wish to order over the internet, please use PayPal!

Cheques

Payment may be sent to:

    The Logical Language Group, Inc.
    2904 Beau Lane
    Fairfax, VA 22031
    (703) 385-0273
    USA

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Our processing time (that is, the time between when you order a book and the time when we ship it) is 2-4 weeks. We are an all-volunteer organization. Please let us know if there is some kind of urgency in your order.

There is a $5 net discount on shipping costs for multiple book orders within the US only.

Please note that shipping orders to continents other than North and South America takes 4-8 weeks plus our processing time.

Other names

CLL is known jocularly as the Codex Woldemar, Woldy Codex, The Woldy and Lojbanically as la braxu'e (Big Red Thing), or le gencukta.