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*:I did some research on Lojban and was instantly fascinated. I really wanted to see how a logical and intentional language could work. The idea of someone / some people creating language from ground up, is brilliant.
 
*:I did some research on Lojban and was instantly fascinated. I really wanted to see how a logical and intentional language could work. The idea of someone / some people creating language from ground up, is brilliant.
 
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*:I used to read popular articles on languages and got acquainted with Esperanto. I thought Esperanto was what I needed. But I wanted to look at other options and when found the description of Lojban (probably Wikipedia article) immediately felt that that was what I needed: logic, cultural neutrality, parsability by machines, the ability to emulate different languages like shown in the Wikipedia article, the presence of an active community.. I never changed my opinion since then. Better languages might appear in future. But as of now and as of the features mentioned Lojban is the best.
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*:I used to read popular articles on languages and got acquainted with [[Esperanto]]. I thought Esperanto was what I needed. But I wanted to look at other options and when found the description of Lojban (probably in the Wikipedia article) immediately felt that that was what I needed: logic, cultural neutrality, parsability by machines, the ability to emulate different languages like shown in the Wikipedia article, the presence of an active community.. I never changed my opinion since then. Better languages might appear in future. But as of now and as of the features mentioned Lojban is the best.

Revision as of 07:49, 29 July 2014

How did you discover Lojban?

This is an important question as it helps establish how the LLG are gaining members and can help them target new members better. It maybe a good idea to include the reasons why you choose to learn/participate-in-the-community Lojban?

Answers:

  • Yanis Batura:
    I had been dreaming about a language with precise relations between words for a year. Suddenly, when browsing Wikipedia, I saw a link to Lojban version from the article about Genghis Khan. I wondered what a language Lojban could be, and that is how I am here :)
  • Josh Wolfer:
    I was having a discussion with friends about what the optimal ancillary language would be for global communications. As a native speaker of English, I find it to be horribly arbitrary and overly complicated. A friend told me that it would probably be Lojban or Esperanto.
    I did some research on Lojban and was instantly fascinated. I really wanted to see how a logical and intentional language could work. The idea of someone / some people creating language from ground up, is brilliant.
  • la gleki:
    I used to read popular articles on languages and got acquainted with Esperanto. I thought Esperanto was what I needed. But I wanted to look at other options and when found the description of Lojban (probably in the Wikipedia article) immediately felt that that was what I needed: logic, cultural neutrality, parsability by machines, the ability to emulate different languages like shown in the Wikipedia article, the presence of an active community.. I never changed my opinion since then. Better languages might appear in future. But as of now and as of the features mentioned Lojban is the best.