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Paraphrased from a short introduction on Loglan. Loglan is an experimental language, on how ambiguity in speech accounts for ambiguity in culture.


Vizka la Spat.
Vizka lepo la Spat, prano.
Prano, hoi Spat. I Prano.

Translated: "See Spot. See Spot run. Run, Spot! Run!"


This is a simple text to show part of Loglan's functionality. The second sentence literally means "See the-event-of-the-one-named-Spat, running". Special care is given to who a command is addressed to, to avoid ambiguity. If you like languages, check out Loglan. I'd compare it to computer programmers learning Lisp: you may never use it, but it will affect your language for having learned it.

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