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From:John Cowan <jcowan@...>
Date:Tuesday, January 9, 2001, 23:17
Boudewijn Rempt wrote:

 >> The Loglan/Lojban community has not been so fortunate: the Loglan of
 >> has only the basic content words in common with today's Loglan, and not
 >> even that with today's Lojban.

 > Of course, there's a marked difference between developing something
 > together with a community, or thinking it out by yourself: other people
 > might not respect _your_ printed matter as you do ;-).

It's more been the other way around: people learn one version of
thfe language, then Loglan Central (or Lojban Central) changes
things.  After a few iterations, would-be learners get too
discouraged and drop out.

That is why Lojban Central established a hard freeze on almost
all aspects of the language in 1998, to last till at least
2003.  At that time, we may fix things that seem broken,
or we may do nothing.  (Memories of the history of Esperanto
are relevant.)

Of course, the language will change by natural drift, but it
is no longer subject to conlangistic tinkering.

There is / one art             || John Cowan <jcowan@...>
no more / no less              ||
to do / all things             ||
with art- / lessness           \\ -- Piet Hein