.i la lojban mo
Lojban is in many ways like any other language. There's an English-Lojban dictionary
. There's a Lojban grammar
. You can even get your news at Nuzban
, a Lojban-only news site.
Lojban, however, is a completely constructed language
. Why Lojban
? Well, Lojban came from Loglan
, an invented language from the 1950's (Loglan was created as an experiment to study the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis
: succinctly, the idea that language and culture are hopelessly intertwined) Today, there are hundreds of invented languages
and a thriving language construction community
. Alongside well-known constructs such as Tolkien's elven languages
, there's also d'ni
- the language of Myst, a language
of flowers, opus-2
- a language that shuns word order and Teonat
- a language of the imaginary inhabitants of Teon.
With the help of online language construction kits, you too can create
your own language
A Glossary of HardBoiled Slang
will allow you to understand such wonderful, alliterative phrases as:
"You dumb mug, get your mitts off the marbles before I stuff that mud-pipe down your mush - and tell your moll to hand over the mazuma."
Welcome to the world of HardBoiled Fiction
. Take some time to brush up on the classics