borrowing from Loglan
Some Lojbanists think certain gismu are ugly, & prefer using the
Loglan word in poetry--though not for ordinary speech. There are two
main reasons for this: selsiclu dukse ('whistle-sound excess' e.g. sibilance);
& abhorrence of "X", sometimes called la kafkylerfu ('Cough-Letter'). Examples:
xrula 'flower' could be replaced by Loglan "flora" (or by spati cinrango
'flower sex-organ'); xamgu 'good' by Loglan "gudbi" (or by the more Lojbanic banzu 'suffice'); djica 'desire' by Loglan "danza" (or by circumlocutions
such as menli xagji 'mind hunger' or ponsypei 'possess-think'). --On the other
hand, a native Lojbanist might enjoy these sounds & use them as often as possible...
xrula is one of the most beautiful words of the language, maybe even the most beautiful. (mi jinvi ledu'u lu klakydirgo li'u go'i)
Still think it's silly -- mi'e nitcion
Well, insofar as Lojban does not have a long literary tradition yet,
there is simply no other way to create the effect of archaicism. On
the other hand, what the lobykai connotations of using Loglan words
might be, remains to be seen. It might not be at all like what it is
in a natural language...
Why would we want to be falsely archaic? Our poems will likely become archaic enough some day (.a'o'esai) - la .kreig.daniyl.
Using Loglan words is sometimes called dzevla for short. (blanu was mentioned in the 1960 Scientific American article, meaning that it has survived the entire history of the Loglan project all the way into Lojban.)
Here's a complete list of the 56 Jboglan words:
bisli (ice), blabi (white), blanu (blue), bongu (bone), bredi (ready),
cartu (chart), centi (centi-), condi (deep), cteki (tax), cutci (shoe),
decti (deci-), dekto (deka-), dertu (dirt), dotco (German), ferti (fertile),
festi (waste), fraso (French), gigdo (giga-), jungo (Chinese), karda (card),
kilto (kilo-), klesi (class), kolme (coal), komcu (comb), korka (cork),
kosta (coat), kurfa (square), lakse (wax), lunra (lunar), manti (ant),
megdo (mega-), merli (measure), merko (American), midju (middle),
milti (milli-), nazbi (nose), mutce (much), nenri (inside), penbi (pen),
pinca (urine), pinsi (pencil), ponjo (Japanese), prali (profit), ratcu (rat),
renro (throw), rismi (rice), rusko (Russian), sakta (sugar), skapi (skin),
spano (Spanish), sumji (sum), tarci (star), tcati (tea), torni (twist),
tricu (tree), vamtu (vomit).
Here are the 37 "false friends", i.e. gismu that mean one thing in Loglan but an altogether different thing in Lojban
(gismu/Loglan meaning/Lojban meaning):
barda/reward/big, berti/carry/north, broda/broken/predicate-1, cidja/awake/food,
cinta/infant/paint, clika/similar/mossy, dakli/likely/sack, daski/Dane/pocket,
djine/join/ring, drani/dry/correct, dugri/unit/logarithm, foldi/fold/field,
gutra/strange/womb, kanla/canal/eye, catna/cotton/cut, krinu/nut/reason,
lerci/letter/late, maksi/maximum/magnet, matci/machine/mat, molro/soft/mole,
muslo/muscle/Muslim, palci/polish/evil, pandi/monetary-pound/punctuate, pilno/flat/use,
sakli/sack/slide, satci/start/exact, sinma/cinema/esteem, skaci/Scot/skirt,
skori/screw/cord, sorgu/ear/sorghum, spali/side/polish, speni/experience/married,
stali/stand/stay, tcena/chain/stretch, trati/try/taut, tsani/sneeze/sky,
This is, like the use of Latin, a pastime for the educated. Us newbie chumps don't know any Loglan gismu!
To date, the only documented example of dzebau I've been able to find is JCB here.
(It should be possible to write a text now that either says the same thing in
Loglan & Lojban, or one thing in Loglan & something else in Lojban. Alternately,
perhaps a text that contains all 56 Jboglan gismu, for mnemonic purposes.)