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<div style="box-sizing: border-box; width:32100%; float:right; border: 1px solid rgba(0,0,0,0.4); padding: 15px 20px; background-color: #fee"><div style="text-align: center; font-size: 1.5em; font-family: sans-serif">Quick Links</div>* '''[[la karda]]''', an overview of Lojban in tiny lessons!* [ '''la sutysisku'''], an interactive dictionary.* '''[ The Complete Lojban Language]''', a comprehensive textbook.</div><div style="box-sizing: border-box; width:67%; margin-right: auto; background-color: #eef; padding: 15px 20px; border: 1px solid rgba(0,0,0,0.4);">
<div style="text-align: center; font-size: 1.5em; font-family: sans-serif">Welcome to the Lojban wiki!</div>
*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 [[attitudinals]], which are like spoken emoticons. '''ue''' marks that you're surprised; '''zoba'ou''' marks that you'renot seriousre exaggerating.*Lojban allows you to You can be as vague or detailed as you likewhen speaking Lojban. For example, specifying tense (past, present or future) or number (singular or plural) is optional when they're clear from context.
*Lojban 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 systematically eliminates this.-->
*Lojban has There is a live community of speakers expanding its the Lojban vocabulary day by day.
<!--*Lojban is designed aiming at being neutral between cultures.-->
===Lojban means different things to different people===
== 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]</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<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|240x160px|«Lessons in Lojban» by Dustin Lacewell|link=|thumb]]<br/>«Lessons in Lojban» by Dustin Lacewell|}
* A set of [[pronunciation|pronunciation guides]]* Also check out [ AesopsFablesForLojbanLeaners Aesop's Fables for Lojban in simple phrasesLearners], an introduction (also available a work in [ PDF])* [[Lojban Wave Lessons|Wave Lessons]], a popular textbook* [[The Crash Course (a draft)|"The Crash Course"]], a draft intent is to start from very basic knowledge of a textbook* [[la karda|la karda]]Lojban, a rapid-fire overview of the grammar in small piecesgradually 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 language 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|xorlo]] have become widely adopted.
<!-- TODO: Add **OFFICIAL** word lists here if they exist and approved by LLG, by BPFK etc.! -->
* [ 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.
* [ la slovlacukt], an alternative offline dictionary.
* [ 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]]
==== Related things ====
* An unofficial [[Simple gismu|list of simple definitions of gismu]]
* Example sentences at []
=== Software tools ===
* [] offers on-line Lojban vocabulary flashcards. [ Anki] is a downloadable alternative.
* [ la camxes] is an automatic grammar of Lojban. It can help you to understand the structure and correctness of sentences.
* [ A Lojban-to-English translator]. It is not precise, it can sometimes fail to correctly translate from English to Lojban or vice versa. It can be used to get at least some understanding of how Lojban works.
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).
People involved in Lojban 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 able to read the history of the chat since September 2018.
# 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">[ jboselbau]</span> - for any offtopic discussions :)
Using this method you will be able to read the history of the chat since the beginning of 2016.
#*<span class="plainlinks">[ Lojban], [ ckule], [ jbosnu]</span>
# Ask questions on Lojban in '''ckule''' group, talk in or about Lojban in '''Lojban''' group and talk only in Lojban in '''jbosnu''' group.
Using this method you will be able to read the history of the chat for the last ~7 days or so.
# Open <span class="plainlinks"></span> Submit your email and get an invite to <span class="plainlinks"></span> to your e-mail inbox.
# Open <span class="plainlinks"></span>
# Ask questions on Lojban in #ckule channel, talk in or about Lojban in #lojban channel and talk only in Lojban in #jbosnu channel.
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