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Language: Lojban

  • Aug 04, 2011
  • 11:06 PM

Invented languages

The Economist
Esperanto is fairly harmonious by neoglossal standards, though splenetic rows sputter between “conlangers”, who think made-up tongues are just for fun, and the “auxlangers”, who are serious about substituting for English. Feuds divided and diminished Loglan, Lojban’s forebear, which also aimed to eliminate ambiguity and illogicality. Suzette Elgin, creator of the feminist Laadan, tried to capture women’s experience...