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A constructed, syntactically unambiguous human language, successor to Loglan by the Logical Language Group.

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Attach noi/poi-clauses to a selbri in Lojban

In Lojban, what is the right way to attach restrictive and non-restrictive clauses to a selbri? Consider the English example: It is the fourth-most populous city in California, after Los Angeles, San ...
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How similar are Loglan and Lojban?

Loglan is a predecessor to Lojban, and Lojban apparently directly grew out of Loglan. How similar are the two languages at this point? Are they more like dialects of the same language, or more like ...
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Can you construct garden path sentences in Lojban?

A garden path sentence is a sentence whose beginning suggests one parsing which is invalidated as the whole sentence is read and then re-parsed. Some examples in English (from fun-with-words.com): ...
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On what license Lojban can be used?

Given the fact that inventor of the Loglan language started to claim his copyright on the language's components, and Lojban is basically a successor to Loglan, on what license Lojban is published? Can ...
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What are the main limitations of Lojban?

Suppose we want to translate the whole of Wikipedia from English into Lojban, what are the main known big limitations or concerns we should be aware of? In other words, does Lojban as a language have ...
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Does Lojban completely remove semantic ambiguity?

As a constructed, syntactically unambiguous language (Wikipedia), does Lojban also completely eliminate semantic ambiguity? If not, what are some examples?
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What does xorlo do, and is it an official part of the Lojban language?

I've noticed that many speakers of Lojban use xorlo, which is a modification branching off the base language, but finding explicit information about it is difficult. What does it do? I also know ...
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What makes lojban such a "logical" language?

The title says it all. While I have not studied it, I have repeatedly heard that lojban is an especially "logical" language, one that could even be a way to speak a "natural" language to the computer ...
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