English Computing Dictionary
(Later "Lojban" /lozh'bahn/) An artificial
human language designed by James Cooke Brown in the late
Most artificial human languages devised in the 19th and 20th
centuries (e.g. Esperanto) were designed to be easy to learn.
Loglan, however, is unique in that its chief design goal was
to avoid synactic ambiguity -- the kind that arises when
trying to {parse} sentences like "The blind man picked up the
hammer and saw".
Loglan is thus the only human language unambiguously parseable
by a formal grammar (assuming you count Loglan as a human
language; its grammar is not at all like that of any natural
human language).
Most later development on Loglan continued under the name
The Loglan Institute, Inc. is a non-profit research
Loglan is apparently unrelated to the programming languages
{Loglan'82} or {Loglan-88}.
{Halcyon Loglan (http://www.halcyon.com/loglan/welcome.html)}.
{Helsinki Lojban (http://xiron.pc.helsinki.fi/lojban/)}.
Address: The Loglan Institute, Inc., 3009 Peters Way, San
Diego, CA, 92117-4313 U.S.A.
E-mail: loglan◊compuserve.com
Telephone: :1 (619) 270 1691.
["Scientific American", June 1960].
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