# books

There are two published books that teach Lojban; The Complete Lojban Language and What is Lojban?. There is also an incomplete but substantial guide, Lojban for Beginners, which teaches Lojban as a course.

## The Complete Lojban Language

"The Complete Lojban Language" is a complete description of the artificial language Lojban. It serves as a reference grammar for the language, offering an overview of the language, as well as linguistic details on every aspect of the language. This book serves as the standard defining the language design. That design has been declared frozen for a minimum 5 year period; anyone who learns the language from this book can be assured that it will not be continually changing. Though this description may sound imposing, technical and formal, the book is written in a light, often humorous style that teaches the reader about the Lojban language, about logic, and about linguistics in general.

An online version of The CLL called The Lojban Reference Grammar is available. A list of CLL, aka Reference Grammar, Errata is also available. Most of the errata have been approved.

## The Crash Course in Lojban

The Crash Course method
The symbol of The Crash Course: nature and logic

The Crash Course is a course being written by la gleki by combining the feedback of people learning or speaking Lojban into a tutorial. You read it, report bugs or ask questions and get replies from the author or knowledgable Lojbanists, answers to your questions get included into the course.

• The course tries not to use Lojbanic terminology much. It explains most Lojbanic terms in ordinary language that the learner uses from birth or school. This principle brings Lojban to people, rather than dragging people into Lojban. It adapts the teaching method to the language the student uses in everyday life. For example, for speakers of English (and most languages of Europe) The Crash Course method calls brivla "verbs", calls sumti "nouns". Although, such terms as "noun" and "verb" can mean different things in different languages they are fine for initially explaining how Lojban works.
• The course has a compact dictionary as an addendum that gives examples for the most commonly used verbs and particles.

The intended finalization of this course are years 2017 - 2019. Until then minor bugs can be found in it but the course is mostly already usable.

## Lojban cards

A distilled overview of the language by ldlework, explaining much of the grammar succinctly using examples and diagrams.

## Lojban Wave Lessons

A fairly complete textbook initially based on the format of the live lessons given in the Lojban IRC chat. Initially written by la klaku and la .kribacr. and updated over the years by many others.

## Introduction to Lojban

Lojban in simple phrases. This course is already available for several languages. Features:

• a slick format
• short introduction into Lojban

Your feedback and suggestions can make the course more comprehensive.

## Lojban guide

Provides hover translations of both sentences/phrases and words they contain.

## Flashcard courses

• Simple Lojban in phrases on Memrise.com teaches Lojban through phrases only allowing you to automatically passively learn the nuts and bolts of the language.

## Earlier methods

### What is Lojban?

"What is Lojban?" is intended as a concise introduction to Lojban, providing a taste of the language for those who may decide to take an interest in it.

### Lojban for Beginners

"Lojban for Beginners" is an introductory course on Lojban, consisting of fifteen lessons. It has been authored by Robin Turner and Nick Nicholas, and gives a gentle introduction to the structure of the language. Robin authored lessons 1–8 and 10–11 in 1999; Nick added to the existing lessons, and authored lessons 9 and 12–15, in 2001. This book is very accessible, and interacts with the reader using relevant exercises.

There is 逻辑语入门 (a PDF Chinese version)

### The Dictionary

• All the words and rafsi appear in tiny white-on-white letters surrounded by dollar signs. This allows you to search for rafsi. For example, looking for $bli$ will get to to bliku.