|created in: 1987|
by: Bob LeChevalier (lojbab)
|script:||Latin (among others)|
|specification:||The Complete Lojban Language (in English)|
|regulated by:||The Logical Language Group (in English)|
Lojban ([ˈloʒ.bän]; U.S. English pronunciation [ˈloʊ̯ʒ.bɑn]) is a logical language created between 1987 and 1997. It is the largest such language in terms of its community of users, elaborated grammar, lexicon and corpus of written material. It is the only loglang so far to have been used as the primary language in a full-length film and a rap album. Lojban was developed beginning in 1987 by Bob LeChevalier and other members of the Logical Language Group (LLG) as a project to further develop Loglan outside the control of Loglan's creator. Lojban has been called a "realization of Loglan"; the two languages share the vast majority of their fundamental grammar but are mutually unintelligible. The standard reference grammar for Lojban, John Woldemar Cowan's The Complete Lojban Language, was published in 1997, establishing a "baseline" of usage. Lojban continues to be actively used by dozens of enthusiasts, mostly as a written language.
Semantic and philosophical
Dialects and descendants
- Main article: Lojban dialects.