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Re: Hypersimple & Dreadfully Unnatural Grammars

From:John Cowan <cowan@...>
Date:Thursday, March 25, 1999, 9:25
Raimundus A. Brown scripsit:

> Sorry - I'd better go back a take another look. I thought Loglan had been > based on clausal form logic a bit like Prolog, which is certainly prefix, > e.g. > killed( conspirators, 'Caesar'). > loves( 'Antony', 'Cleopatra'). > etc.
Lojban semantics is founded on 1st-order logic, which is a superset of Prolog logic of course, but Lojban syntax is not influenced by Prolog's at all. I once translated a small Prolog program into Lojban, and it comes out grammatical but repetitious, since Lojban makes you "declare" all variables with an explicit universal quantifier and Prolog doesn't. -- John Cowan e'osai ko sarji la lojban.