What others say about Lojban
BBC Radio 4 (UK). Michael Rosen's Word of Mouth series "took a journey into the world of words, language and the way we speak '. The January 05, 2010 episode focused on constructed languages. Lojban was featured along with Esperanto, Láadan and Klingon. To hear a recording, including an interview with veteran lojbanist Colin Fine, download BBC program on constructed languages.
Arika Okrent, Author of "In the Land of Invented Languages" (published March 24, 2009 by Spiegel & Grau) tells the fascinating and highly entertaining history of man’s enduring quest to build a better language. To research her book and better understand Lojban, the author attended the Lojban Conference in 2006, and claims to have read all 600+ pages of the "The Complete Lojban Language". There are many reviews of her book. One such is to be found in Flatlander (August 23, 2009), in which the writer refers to the 'remorseless precision' of Lojban.
In a later interview on the New York Times Schott's Vocab blog, Okrent identified Lojban as the conlang with the most complete grammar.
Sven Moritz Hallberg, Karl Hans Janke Kollaborativ, has written paper in November, 2005 entitled "Logical Language Lojban: A Hackers’ Spoken Language". As a justification for the title, he stated: "The very structure and design of Lojban display values quite well-known to us computer geeks. It is clean, simple, general, and, by the very virtue of all these, powerful". You can read online or download the paper and the slides of the presentation given at the 22nd Chaos Communication Congress in Berlin. There also is a recording of the presentation that you can download or stream.
AI Expert Newsletter (March 2005) in article entitled "The Logical Languages Loglan and Lojban" looks at the history of Lojban and its predecessor Loglan, and discusses them from an AI perspective.
J. Desquilbet, Staff, IBM, Software Group has written an article entitled "Using UML to understand Lojban" for the Feb 05, 2004 edition of IBM's e-magazine Rational Edge. Unified Modeling Language (UML) is a standardized general-purpose modeling language used in the field of software engineering.
Geoffrey Sampson, School of Cognitive and Computing Sciences, University of Sussex reviews John Woldemar Cowan's "The Complete Lojban Language" in Journal of Linguistics 35.447–8, 1999. He concludes: "In general, Lojban constitutes a strikingly thorough working-out of its creators’ goals, and its design is responsive to a rich, subtle understanding of linguistics and philosophical logic".
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