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<div style==A short introduction to Lojban==*Lojban is an experiment in language — the grammar is regular, simpler than most natural languages, but complex in its own unique way"text-align: center; font-size: 1. Lojban is an experiment in thought, as well, it wishes 5em; font-family: sans-serif">Welcome to see how these unique language structures affect thought and cognition.*Lojban allows the expression of emotion, using words called [[attitudinals]], which are essentially spoken emoticons, expressing your feelings. You can indicate the precise degree and intensity of your emotion as well as indicate which word your emotion stems from. You can even indicate that your statement was meant as a joke, a quick argument defuser.*Lojban allows you to communicate concisely without unnecessary or undesired details. For example, you don't have to always think of what tense (past, present or future) to use in a verb when it's already clear from context. When you wish to provide the details you can add them. But unlike other languages Lojban doesn't require you to do so.*Lojban is syntactically unambiguous. Natural languages often have ambiguous sentences — does "He's left" mean that he's still here or that he's gone? Lojban systematically eliminates!</div>
*{{Lojban has around 1400 StackExchange}}==What is Lojban?=={{Side box|style=width:300px;|text=<table><tr><td>'''nelci'''</td><td>⬚ likes ⬚.</td></tr><tr><td>'''patfu'''</td><td>⬚ is a father of ⬚.</td></tr><tr><td>'''mi nelci do'''</td><td>I like you.</td></tr><tr><td>'''mi patfu do'''</td><td>I'm your father.</td></tr><tr><td>'''do nelci ma'''</td><td>What do you like?</td></tr><tr><td>'''ma nelci mi'''</td><td>Who likes me?</td></tr><tr><td>'''do patfu ma'''&emsp;</td><td>Who are you a father of?</td></tr></table>}}[[gismuImage:yt-evarusar.png|basic words240x134px|'''Beauty in the artifice''': an introduction to Lojban by [ Ewa]] and makes provisions for [[lujvo|compound wordslink=|thumb]] and [[fu'ivlaImage:yt-lightning talk.png|240x160px|borrowings]]. These words allow the creation of a vast vocabulary «lightning talk» introduction to describe the totality of human experience. Lojban vocabulary expands by the day, and the community of speakers strives towards perfecting it every dayTimo Paulssen|link=https://www.*Lojban is machine parsable, which allows potential new explorations in the fields of artificial intelligence communication and machine|thumb]]*Lojban is culturally neutral, as far as such things are achievablea carefully constructed spoken language. The base vocabulary was generated using an algorithm It has been built for over 50 years by dozens of workers and words from the (at the time hundreds of its creation) 6 most spoken languages on Earth, averaging them out. The Lojban community strives to maintain this neutralitysupporters.
*Lojban's grammar is based on simple rules, and its linguistic features are inspired by predicate logic. <!--There is no distinction between nouns, verbs, and adjectives; rather, Lojban sentences are held up by ''relations'' (like “… gives … to …”) and the ''arguments'' satisfying them.-->*Lojban allows the expression of nuances in emotion using words called [[Presenting attitudinals]], which are like spoken emoticons. '''ue''' marks that you're surprised; '''ba'u''' marks that you're exaggerating.*You can be as vague or detailed as you like when speaking Lojban. For example, specifying tense (past, present or future) or number (singular or plural) is optional when they're clear from context.*Lojban|Presentation is machine parsable, so the syntactic structure and validity of a sentence is unambiguous, and can be analyzed using computer tools.<!--*Lojban is unambiguous in syntax. Natural languages often have ambiguous sentences — does "He's left" mean that he's still here or that he's gone? Lojban and more featuressystematically eliminates this.-->*There is a live community of speakers expanding the Lojban vocabulary day by day.<!--*Lojban is designed aiming at being neutral between cultures.]]-->== Primary resources for learning =Lojban means different things to different people===There are various ways of learning Lojban unique * a linguistic curiosity - a test-bed for language experimentation* a challenging way to expand their minds or discipline their thoughts* a new perspective on languages* an entertaining medium to communicate with friends or create art* a domain for exploring the individual learning it, but to help you get started here are some suggestions.intersection of human language and software
What will Lojban mean for you?<!-- ===[[Presenting Lojban|More basic information ...]]=== -->{{clear}}</div> == Learning Lojban ==These are learning resources that are made by people speaking Lojban and that represent personal views of those authors:{| style="width: auto;border-collapse:collapse;border: 1px solid #ccc;"|-style="vertical-align:top;"|style="padding:3px;border:1px solid black;width: 50%;"| <div style="text-align:center;">A set of [[pronunciation|pronunciation guides]] + [[la karda|la karda]], a rapid-fire overview of the grammar in small pieces</div>|style="padding:3px;border:1px solid black;width: 50%;"| <div style="text-align:center;"><span class="plainlinks">search the [ dictionary]<br/>[[Image:la_sutysisku.png|100px|link=]]</span></div>|-style="vertical-align:top;"|style="padding:3px;border:1px solid black;width: 50%;"| <div style="text-align:center;">[[The Crash Course (a draft)|"The Crash Course"]]<br/>[[File:CC-01.svg|100px|link=The Crash Course (a draft)]]</div>|style="padding:3px;border:1px solid black;width: 50%;"| [ la camxes] is an automatic grammar checker of Lojban utterances. It can help you to understand the structure and correctness of sentences.|-style="vertical-align:top;"|style="padding:3px;border:1px solid black;width: 50%;"| <div style="text-align:center;">[[Lojban Wave Lessons|Wave Lessons]], a popular textbook|style="padding:3px;border:1px solid black;width: 50%;"| <div style="text-align:center;">[ Lojban guide]<br/>Provides hover translations of both sentences/phrases and words they contain. </div>|-style="vertical-align:top;"|style="padding:3px;border:1px solid black;width: 50%;"| <div style="text-align:center;"><span class="plainlinks">[[File:slaide.png|100px|link=]]</span><br/><span class="plainlinks">[ Lojban in simple phrases] - Introduction to Lojban. Allows you to quickly understand the basics of a common Lojban sentence. </span><br/>Also available in [ PDF].</div>|style="padding:3px;border:1px solid black;width: 50%;"| <div style="text-align:center;"><span class="plainlinks">try searching for arbitrary words in pdf<br/>[ the database of sentences]<br/>[[Image:La Muplis.png|150px|link=]]<br/>Some of the sentences are not proofread by fluent speakers of Lojban.</span></div>|-style="vertical-align:top;"|style="padding:3px;border:1px solid black;width: 50%;"| <div style="text-align:center;"><span class="plainlinks">Join [ the chat]<br/>[[Image:lo-se-irci.svg|100px|link=]]<br/> and try talking to other Lojbanists when they appear there.Try asking them questions.</span></div>|style="padding:3px;border:1px solid black;width: 50%;"| [[Image:yt-lesson in lojban i.png|link=]]<br/>«Lessons in Lojban» by Dustin Lacewell|}
Also check out [[The Crash Course (a draft) Aesop's Fables for Lojban Learners]] - , a work-in-progress textbook. The intent is to start from very basic knowledge of Lojban, gradually learning new features through translating Aesop's Fables.
This is the resource officially approved by The Logical Language Group:[[File:xuncku.png|thumb|The Complete Lojban Language|link=]]* [ "The Complete Lojban Language", a reference grammar of Lojban]. This book will help those who already understand some Lojban. It's the most complete reference of Lojban Wave Lessonslanguage by far. It does not, however, teach vocabulary, style, or colloquial language. Please note that since the initial publication of the reference grammar, some language reforms such as [[How to use xorlo|Wave Lessonsxorlo]]have become widely adopted.<!-- TODO: Add **OFFICIAL** word lists here if they exist and approved by LLG, by BPFK etc.! -->=== Dictionaries ===* [ la jbovlaste] is a popular textbookprescriptive, editable, multilingual dictionary. It is considered by many to be the current de-facto standard dictionary of Lojban. Many other dictionaries and tools are based on it.* [ la vlasisku] is an online English—Lojban dictionary, based on data of la jbovlaste; intended to be more user-friendly (note: it is only irregularily updated, la jbovlaste is more up-to-date).* [ la sutysisku] is an online multilingual Lojban dictionary (including English) that also works offline. Updated at least once a month.* [ Stardict dictionaries in some languages] (usable with [ GoldenDict], [ Dictionary Universal], etc.)* [ Multilingual gismu (root word) and cmavo (particle) lists in tsv and html formats]* [[Word frequency lists|Word lists ordered by frequency of use]]* An unofficial [[Simple gismu|list of simple definitions of gismu]]
=== Software tools ===* [] offers on-line Lojban vocabulary[http:/extensions/ The full grammar of LojbanAnki]is a downloadable alternative.* [http:This book will teach you about how // A Lojban-to read and use Lojban; what the different types of words and grammatical constructs do-English translator]. It is not precise, how it can sometimes fail to use them and interpret them; how correctly translate from English to express yourself in Lojbanor vice versa. It will not, however, teach you vocabulary, style, spoken flow, nor other aspects involved in really learning about and using a human languagecan be used to get at least some understanding of how Lojban works.
:'''IMPORTANT NOTE:''' Since the publication of the full grammar there has been a change to the semantics of Lojban articles known as === [[How to use xorloLearning materials. Secondary links|xorlo]]Other learning materials . These changes simplify the grammar in that aspect and are not difficult to grasp. Please keep this reform in mind when consulting the official reference grammar, as it was effectively published before the approval of xorlo.✔ [ vlasisku] is the online dictionary.] ===
== Connect with the community ==<!--[[Image:yt-the perfect-lang.png|240x160px|«The Perfect Language», an introduction to Lojban by [https://docstwitter.googlecom/WesleyWilson00 Wesley Wilson]|link=|thumb]]-->[[Image:yt-ro lo maha datka.png|240x160px|«ro lo ma'a datka» and other Lojban songs by [[la guskant]]|link=0 the list of gismu (root words) and cmavo (particles)|thumb]] and [[Image:yt-bripre jikca 9.png|240x160px|«bripre jikca», a community literary vlog|link=|thumb]][[Image:yt-baho.png|240x160px|«ba'o», a song by [Simple gismu La Djemynai]|link=|list of simple definitions of gismuthumb]].
Lojban is spoken by a vibrant community, producing literature, music, and art, and discussing questions about language and thought. The web comic [http camxesxkcd] is an automatic grammar checker of what said that, if you write in spoke Lojban (which is unique among all languages!). It can help , you quickly understand whether your sentence is grammatically correct'd have to speak with Lojbanists.That may not be such a bad thing!
=== Instant messaging (text chat) ===<!--At any time of day, there are likely to be Lojbanists available on IRC (Internet Relay Chat) to answer questions or engage in real-time Lojban conversation. Join the chat in your browser with* <span class="plainlinks">the [ memrise.comorg:3001 Slack version of the chat],</courses/english/lojbanspan>* <span class="plainlinks">[{{Webchat url kiwi}} the KiwiIRC version],</span>* <span class="plainlinks">[{{Webchat url qwebirc}} QWebIRC] is a great place where you can learn Lojban words online. Just register on that websitebrowser-based clients, try several courses and use or</span>* [[Lojban_IRC#Trickier_ways_of_connecting|connect with the one that you like mostIRC client of your choice]]. Alternatively use [httpThere are three main channels (chat rooms):// Anki] (downloadable, # #lojban for discussion about Lojban decks are downloadable within in any language# #ckule for the program)teaching of Lojban and questions from beginners in any Language# #jbosnu for discussions exclusively in Lojban
✔ [https://sitesThe channels sometimes move slowly, so don't lose hope if you don't get a response immediately -- wait around a bit and someone is likely to see your slovlacukt] Here is an alternative offline dictionary[[IRC cheat sheet|cheat sheet]] for those unfamiliar with IRC.-->
✔ [[Word frequency lists|Word lists ordered by frequency ====Connecting quickly====To get connected to Lojban chat use any of the following methods (your and others' messages will be available in all of them no matter which method you use).]]
✔ [] database has a large collection of sentence People involved in Lojban (a live database thus not all sentences might community usually read each day's backlog and will answer your questions within several hours and often even within minutes.<!--===Facebook messenger===Using this method you will be correct)able to read the history of the chat since September 2018.
✔ A set # Install the free [ Facebook messenger] app on your Apple, Android or your desktop device# join main Lojban chat groups by following these links:#*<span class="plainlinks">[ lojban]</span> - talk in or about Lojban#*<span class="plainlinks">[ ckule]</span> - ask questions arising while your study of Lojban#*<span class="plainlinks">[ jbosnu]</span> - talk in Lojban only#*<span class="plainlinks">[Pronunciation|pronunciation guides jboselbau]] are available </span> - for any offtopic discussions :)-->====Telegram====Using this method you will be able to help you speak Lojbanread the history of the chat since the beginning of 2016.
Try reading proofread (proofed by at least one Lojbanist in addition to # Install the author) free [ Telegram messenger] on your Apple, Android or your desktop device# join main Lojban chat groups by following these links:#*<span class="plainlinks">[[Texts In Lojban|texts]], starting with short-and-easy through to long-and-difficult[https://telegram. For exampleme/joinchat/BLVsYz4hC9ulWahupDLovA ckule], read [[la https://telegram.teris. pome/joinchat/BLVsYz20Boixl0xN-0TrPw jbosnu]</span># Ask questions on Lojban in '''ckule''u lo tirxu cu vitke zi'o le barda tcadu|Terry the Tiger]] (you can listen to this one too!)group, then one of the Berenstain Bears books, for example [[The Berenstain Bears talk in or about Lojban in '''Lojban''' group and the Prize Pumpkin]], then [[le cmalu noltru|The Little Prince]]talk only in Lojban in '''jbosnu''' group.
====Discord====The chat is also connected to a [[Learning materialshttps://discord. Secondary links|Other learning materialsgg/BVm4EYR Discord server].# Ask questions on Lojban in #ckule channel, talk in or about Lojban in #lojban channel and talk only in Lojban in #jbosnu channel.# Freely chat about anything to like-minded Lojbanists in the #jboselbau channel.]]
== Connect with the community ==Direct web access====Lojban is spoken by a vibrant community of speakers. Each member of Using this community strives method you will be able to do what's best for Lojban, though we have frequent disagreements, we see messages that are sent only while you are a lively community, producing literature, music, and artconnected. When #Navigate to <span class="plainlinks">[{{Webchat url kiwi}} the webcomic [https:web-based IRC client (Kiwi)]<// xkcd] said that span>, choose a nickname you'd have want yourself to be speaking Lojban with Lojbanistsknown as, it was indicating one and click "Start". Easy! #Click on the channel you want (tabs on the top of the best features page), and type your text in the text bar at the bottom - the last line at the bottom of the chat page.#Ask questions on Lojban in #ckule tab, talk in or about Lojban in #lojban tab and talk only in Lojbanin #jbosnu tab.
You may alternately try [[Special:WebchatLojban_Live_Chat#Direct_web_access|The IRC chat]] is the best way*to make friends*to practice real-time Lojban conversation*to get your questions answered quickly when there are others aroundThere is #lojban channel tab (in the upper part other methods of the screen on that page) for basic discussions, #ckule tab for questions from new learners and #jbosnu tab for discussions in Lojban only. By clicking on those tabs you can see new messages and reply to them. Here is an [[IRC cheat sheet|IRC cheat sheet]connecting] for people who are learning Lojban.{{Quote box |title = Ask a question on Lojban<br>on the [ mailing list for beginners] |qalign = center |align = right |width = 50% |border = 1px |bgcolor = #FAEFCF}}✔ [ The Lojban Beginners Mailing List] is for discussions related to learning Lojban. Anything about how to understand a part of the language, how to learn it better, study tools, actual teaching sessions, and so on, is on topic. Nothing else is. You can also subscribe to it by sending your first question to []. Wait until it'll be approved and others reply to it.
=== Mailing lists ===The [ The Lojban General Mailing Listlojban-beginners mailing list] is another way to get your for questions answered. It has about 500 subscribers, learning and has existed more-or-less continuously since 1989understanding Lojban. You can also subscribe to it the list by sending a question to [].
The general-purpose [[Image:Facebook_Logo_Mini.svg|12px|link= lojban mailing list]] [, which covers anything else related to Lojban/ The group , was founded in Facebook] 1989, and has about 500 subscribers. You can subscribe to it by sending an email to [[Image:Google plus icon.svg|12px|link=httpsmailto://]] [ the group in Google+].
✔ In === Social media ===Lojban has a presence on many of the previous places you can ask people to join voice chat sessionsmost popular web sites: [[Image:Facebook_Logo_Mini.svg|12px|link=]] [ Facebook], [[Image:Google plus icon.svg|12px|link=]] [ Google+], as well[[Image:reddit-12.png|12px|link=]] [http://www.reddit. See com/r/lojban/ Reddit], [[Image:quora.png|12px|link= around the world]] for more information[ Quora].
=== International Contacts ===
*[[Image:yt higher logic.png|240x160px|an exposition by [[User:Guskant|la guskant]] in Japanese|link=|thumb]] {| class="wikitable"! &nbsp; !! Languages spoken|-| [[User:Selpahi|la selpa'i]]&nbsp;(English, German),&nbsp;<br/> []|| English, German*|-| [[User:Gleki|la gleki]]&nbsp;(English, Russian),&nbsp;<br/> [ bangu@gmaillojban.comorg]|| English, Russian*|-| [[User:Ilmen|la ilmen]]&nbsp;(English, French),&nbsp;<br/> []|| English, French|-*| [[User:Tsani|la tsani]]&nbsp;(English, French),&nbsp;<br/> []|| English, French|-*| [[User:xorxes|la xorxes]]&nbsp;(<br/> [] || English, Spanish)|-| [[User:Guskant|la guskant]]<br/> [] || English, French, Chinese,&nbsp;Japanese, Esperanto|-| [[User:Remod|la remod]]<br/> []|| English, Italian|} === [[Lojban around the world]] - other ways of communication ... ===
== What's next? ==
*Write your own original Try reading Lojban [[te gerna la lojban|texts ]]. Start with something shorter and easier such as "[[la .teris. po'u lo tirxu cu vitke zi'o le barda tcadu|Terry the Tiger]]" (prosa audio is available) or poetry"[[The Berenstain Bears and the Prize Pumpkin]]" ([ a parser suitable to those two texts]). When you're ready, move on to "[[le cmalu noltru|The Little Prince]]" (suitable parser: [ camxes]) and "[ The Wonderful Wizard of Oz]" (suitable parser: [[maftufa]]) in . * Try your hand at translating into Lojban , or translationswrite your own original texts: Poetry, prose, blogs, tweets, etc. Start writing a blog or a personal diary*Continue memorizing the learning vocabulary and using Lojban as much as you can! Once you know what words you want to learn, you could try [[Lojbanic Software|additional memorization software]] to vastly improve your vocabulary.* You could contribute to Help expand the [ jbovlaste dictionary interface] by adding translating Lojban words into other languages, or coin new compound wordsand add them.  ===[[What's next?|More info .. You could also translate some definition into one of the many, many languages that jbovlaste supports.]]===
Lojban means different things to different people:*a linguistic curiosity - a test-bed for language experimentation--*a way <div style="font-size:90%;">This web site is dedicated to expand their mind or discipline their thought*documenting Lojban and the activities of the desire for precise expression*a new way to look at languages*a fun way to meet Lojban-using community, and communicate with friends, entertainmentalso serves as the official web site of the [[Logical Language Group]] (LLG), a challengenon-profit organization founded in 1987 to promote the scientific study of the relationships between language, art, software application .thought and human culture.. the list goes on!What will Lojban mean for you?</div>
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