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What does this sentence mean to you?

I started a project, and created the following sentence:

"ko catlu kau lo jipci cupra ra" How do you interpret this, and translate into English?

16 Comments
2024/06/19
23:25 UTC

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What is the point of ta ti and tu in written communication?

One cannot point at things in writing, so why is so much cmavo prefix space reserved for words that no one can use?

5 Comments
2024/06/17
00:04 UTC

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Cheers! Why is there no Cheers!

Okay, how should we say "Cheers!" it seems like it should be an attitudinal, but what are your thoughts?

Omniglot has a blank for "Cheers!"

15 Comments
2024/06/12
03:23 UTC

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Suno - "There Will Come Soft Rains". Lyrics in comments

3 Comments
2024/05/29
10:09 UTC

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Suno - "No regretful asking. No crying" in Lojban, translation to English in comments

1 Comment
2024/05/15
13:22 UTC

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Why ‘ instead of h?

I never understood why one would use ‘ instead of just using the only unused letter.

14 Comments
2024/05/13
08:01 UTC

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Suno - "Mystery of Thlunrana", a rap song, translation + another version in comments

1 Comment
2024/05/08
07:45 UTC

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Suno - The lonely sail (in Lojban), translation in comments

2 Comments
2024/05/01
06:44 UTC

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Suno - Black and blue night (in Lojban), translation in comments

6 Comments
2024/04/24
17:52 UTC

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Anyone know what happened to the memrise courses on lojban?

5 Comments
2024/04/11
21:57 UTC

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Why do Lojban babies look so curious? Because their first word is 'mama.'

Why do Lojban babies look so curious? Because their first word is 'mama.'

* '{mama}' means 'What? What?' in Lojban.

In other news, the 'Learn Lojban' course has been translated into toki pona.

That's the most useful of all recent Lojban activities. The English version of the course will soon be deleted (because who needs English):

https://lojban.pw/tok/books/learn-lojban/

2 Comments
2024/04/01
07:53 UTC

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leka lekamyzi'e

Mi mansytcu leku leka lekamyzi'e ku .i mi tavla do lekamyzi'e jbobau .i mi simsa lo verba lonu tavla do .i mi djica lonu tavla do jbobau .i ta'einai .... srera ....srera srera.... it nandu u i'i ti lodi lo mi kumfa

mi jbovlazbakemsedycro ...no jbovlazbakamnandu.... jufra

ti banzu!

13 Comments
2024/03/26
00:47 UTC

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solresol speakers be like:

  • pro-sumti: you listener(s); identified by vocative.
  • digit/number: 2 (digit) [two].
  • pro-sumti: me/we the speaker(s)/author(s); identified by self-vocative.
  • sumti place tag: tag 1st sumti place.
  • x1 is the sun of home planet x2 (default Earth) of race x3; (adjective:) x1 is solar.
  • name descriptor: the one(s) called ... ; takes name or selbri description.
  • erase the last Lojban word, treating non-Lojban text as a single word.
0 Comments
2024/03/13
15:55 UTC

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lo botpi be lo se gleua

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2024/03/12
22:05 UTC

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Logical connectives

Is there a better explanation of logical connectives out there? I was reading about it in 'incomplete lojban'. I thought they couldd be used to ask about 'Coffee or tea" and "cream or sugar". and the answer would reflect which combo one would like. I went down a rabbit hole of learning about logic, if t then p etc... I have to clarefully chart everything. But after comparing the chart and the chapter, I couldn't quite see the same useage. Thank you!

7 Comments
2024/03/06
16:54 UTC

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Logical Basis of lojban

I have been reading through the complete lojban language book this week.

I understand that the grammar has a bunch of unnecessary cmavo for combining operators because at the time people thought single token lookahead parsers were the best possible solution.

What I am curious is what branch of logic was the basis for the "logical semantics" of lojban. It seems like a mix of Boolean algebra and hint of propositional logic, but it seems to have never met the fields of symbolic logic and the higher order logics.

As a result it seems like there is the typical confusion about what truth means in logic. And as a result, I find that a significant number interpretations in the examples are inconsistent with each other. In particular, chapter 15 is a trainwreck when discussing negation. The negation of "some bears are white" is "there do not exist white bears", but you actually cannot say either of those things in propositional logic so there had to be some basis that is a higher order logic for the lojbanic concept of truth to be logically.

So I guess this is a long forethought for the question

What background did the designers of lojban actually have? Did they have experience in writing logical specifications for anything in the real or imaginary world? There is a lot of really good structure like the selbri and sumti. But things like quantification and logical composition just drift into, "so what are y'all doing here?"

16 Comments
2024/03/03
01:56 UTC

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Lojban text-to-speech restored

https://huggingface.co/spaces/lojban/text-to-speech

Notice it was created a year ago, it's not perfect and as of now better models exist so knowledgeable people, please, look into the issue and which models can be used to improve text-to-speech generation for lojban.

4 Comments
2024/03/02
15:31 UTC

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Lojban Text-to-speech (TTS)

I am seeking a lojban text-to-speech engine. Open source is preferred. Any suggestions?

note: I see that u/la-gleki has created this lojban tts project, but it seems to have a build error now. is there an older version that works?

2 Comments
2024/02/25
02:47 UTC

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【Lojban】selyli'atcadu / 40mP - Torinoko City【Nekomura Iroha】

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2024/02/24
18:23 UTC

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【Lojban】kanji / JimmyThumbP - Calc.【Yuzuki Yukari】

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2024/02/20
04:07 UTC

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Apparently, Baidu Translate has Lojban

Not really sure what to write here. I just find it interesting, and it didn't seem to be mentioned anywhere else.

3 Comments
2024/02/11
03:10 UTC

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vajni se retsku

xu fu ku cu pu zu nu tu vu du mu ru .u lu gu bu ju su

mi'e la .lojbeb.
noi balja'a be lygygy.

2 Comments
2024/02/03
18:36 UTC

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Lojban layout

Does anybody know is there any lojban layout project? I seek some info about this but I haven't found anything.

5 Comments
2024/01/01
19:01 UTC

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"free will"

How would one express the idea of 'free will' in lojban? I had a very irritating discussion about the subject, and I realized that perhaps we were talking about different things. Maybe several different things might be under the concept of 'free will'. Also the topic very much has emotional weight to it. Perhaps lojban can cut through the crap, or maybe not, who knows. Might still disagree, but it might be useful towards at least identifying a particular topic, or set of topics.

I suppose it might also be difficult to learn the terms without weight of English. But i am curious. It might not help as the other person isn't interested in lojban, but at least it might help me. thank you

4 Comments
2023/12/31
13:48 UTC

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lo xacyce'a be lo pacpre

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2023/12/23
04:55 UTC

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Turning brivla into cmevla with an apostrophe

In Esperanto, you can replace the final -o in nouns with an apostrophe. I was thinking of doing this for the last letter in Lojban brivla (for example, viska -> visk'). I would call this apostrophe basti bu (because it replaces the final vowel) instead of y'y. So, has anyone ever tried this?

EDIT: The cmevla-brivla merger may not work for this one, and I don’t like using it for the broda-series because they are all the same except for the last letter.

EDIT: This is for poetic effect (for example "mi visk' do" instead of "mi viska do") like the Esperanto apostrophe.

10 Comments
2023/12/16
15:55 UTC

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