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Re: TECH: PROPOSED GRAMMAR CHANGE X3: Extension of JA
la xorxes. cusku di'e
> CHANGE X3
> PRESENT LANGUAGE:
> JA and JOI have very similar grammars, but JOI is allowed in many
> cases where JE is not.
> PROPOSED CHANGE:
> Allow jeks wherever joiks are allowed.
> It simplifies the logical connective system. With this change (plus change
> X2), JA becomes the only logical connectives ever required. The others are
> still available for those who prefer them.
I myself proposed this some years ago, but I was persuaded to withdraw it,
and I think the objection is the same that met my proposal: we are already
too close to "anything goes" in syntax. It will become too easy to make
mistakes with logical connectives (which are a critical part of the
logical-language core) that are grammatical but don't mean what you want.
Lojban is altogether too rich in such things already.
John Cowan firstname.lastname@example.org
e'osai ko sarji la lojban.