Short description from the The Lojban Brochure:
Lojban (/LOZH-bahn/) is a constructed language. Originally called "Loglan" by project founder Dr. James Cooke Brown, who started the language development in 1955, the language goals were first described in the article "Loglan" in Scientific American, June, 1960. Loglan/Lojban has been built over three decades by dozens of workers and hundreds of supporters, led since 1987 by The Logical Language Group.
There are many artificial languages, but Loglan/Lojban has been engineered to make it unique in several ways. The following are the main features of Lojban:
This distribution contains a Lojban Flashcard program for GNU Emacs along with accompanying files. This program works with specially formatted Lojban gismu lists.
The program could be modifed to work with cmavo as well as gismu, but I have not done this.
The Emacs Lisp files contain documentation within them. Please read them!
|lojban-flashcard.el||The Emacs Lisp Flashcard program.|
|lojban-flashcard.el||The Emacs Lisp Flashcard program. Documentation is in the file. This is the program you are likely to use.|
|format-gismu-list.el|| Tools to format entries in the 1994
English-Lojban list, `engdict.gis' so
that they fit into 80 columns.
This distribution contains already formatted files, so you will not need this program until a new gismu list is issued.
|lojban-lookup.el||A program to look up Lojban in a gismu list. I have not looked at this since 1994 and do not know if it works with any of the current formats. You may have to modify this yourself to get it to work again.|
|basic-words||A preformatted list of basic words, ready to work with the lojban-flashcard program. The file is 43kb long.|
||Ten preformatted lists of gismu, covering the complete list in alphabetical order. Each file is nearly 190kb long and may take some time to load.|
|lojban.html|| An already written Web page that
provides the Lojban Web page at
the former sites:
NOTE: as of 19 September 1999, you will have to update these URLs. I haven't.
As of 19 September 1999, the new URLs are:
You can obtain a complete (not specially formatted) gismu list from the Web sites. You can also obtain a cmavo list and much other material.
Read the documentation at the beginning of lojban-flashcard.el This file restates what you should read there ... :)
lojban-flashcard.el file into GNU Emacs, then type:
M-x load-file RET lojban-flashcard.el RET
To start the program, type:
M-x flashcard RET
The program will ask you for the name of a file; I suggest you start with `basic-words'.
Be sure to write the full, correct path for the file you are loading.
The default is to presume you have put the file into a
flashcard directory under your home directory, such
If you have placed the files elsewhere, write the whole path, for example,
On a slow machine, startup is slow.
h for help.
To quit, type:
The size of the gzip'd tar file containing this distribution is 543,604 bytes.
To create this distribution:
tar -czvf lojban-flashcard.tar.gz flashcard/README flashcard/lojban-flashcard.el flashcard/format-gismu-list.el flashcard/lojban-lookup.el flashcard/basic-words flashcard/g1 flashcard/g10 flashcard/g2 flashcard/g3 flashcard/g4 flashcard/g5 flashcard/g6 flashcard/g7 flashcard/g8 flashcard/g9 flashcard/lojban.html
To extract the files in this gzip'd tar file:
tar -xzvf lojban-flashcard.tar.gz
The files will be extracted into a subdirectory called
The contents of the gzip'd tar file are;
tar -tzvf lojban-flashcard.tar.gz -rw-rw-rw- bob/bob 5093 1997-10-08 16:07 flashcard/README -rw-rw-rw- bob/bob 73665 1997-10-08 15:28 flashcard/lojban-flashcard.el -rw-rw-rw- bob/bob 11254 1997-10-08 14:40 flashcard/format-gismu-list.el -rw-rw-rw- bob/bob 10375 1993-08-03 16:52 flashcard/lojban-lookup.el -rw-rw-rw- bob/bob 43566 1997-10-08 15:01 flashcard/basic-words -rw-rw-rw- bob/bob 187147 1996-02-18 21:15 flashcard/g1 -rw-rw-rw- bob/bob 187162 1996-02-18 21:24 flashcard/g10 -rw-rw-rw- bob/bob 187232 1996-02-18 21:22 flashcard/g2 -rw-rw-rw- bob/bob 187215 1996-02-18 21:23 flashcard/g3 -rw-rw-rw- bob/bob 187207 1996-02-18 21:23 flashcard/g4 -rw-rw-rw- bob/bob 187300 1996-02-18 21:23 flashcard/g5 -rw-rw-rw- bob/bob 187508 1996-02-18 21:23 flashcard/g6 -rw-rw-rw- bob/bob 186859 1996-02-18 21:23 flashcard/g7 -rw-rw-rw- bob/bob 187308 1996-02-18 21:23 flashcard/g8 -rw-rw-rw- bob/bob 186993 1996-02-18 21:24 flashcard/g9 -rw-rw-rw- bob/bob 767 1997-10-08 15:45 flashcard/lojban.html
Robert J. Chassell