Saturday, May 26, 2012

Natural Order

Natural Order

All's not as it seems,
precisely that, infamous
momentary bliss,
the taste of lemon
in chocolate gabardine,
a treat from heaven
dropped into middle
ground and I standing with you
at this position,
deep change in the light
as you turn in your windings,
turn in your burnt wings.

April 10, 2010 9:18 PM

"The world of the living contains enough marvels and mysteries acting upon our emotions and intelligence in ways so inexplicable that it would almost justify the conception of life as an enchanted state.

"No, I am too firm in my consciousness of the marvelous to ever be fascinated by the mere supernatural." - Joseph Conrad

Don't try to connect the poem and Lojban. Well, there might be a connection through the title of the poem, sort of. Lojban is a constructed language that is promoted by The Logical Language Group. *click here*

I have never heard of this group and its language. The reason it came up, Rinsa is a word in Lojban, means "greet", and the photo has that name at the bottom. I was looking for "rinsa" to explain the photo and Lojban came up. Rinsa, the photomanipulator did not appear in my Google search.

Lojban is a carefully constructed spoken language designed in the hope of removing a large portion of the ambiguity from human communication. It was made well-known by a Scientific American article and references in science fiction. Lojban has been built over five decades by dozens of workers and hundreds of supporters.

Lojban is a good candidate for human computer interactions because nearly every possible ambiguity has been prevented in so far as possible in the language. That means it can be mapped to number and manipulated by very clear rules of logic. It is therefore far more easily programmable for use in AI research and other computer uses. It is also, like Esperanto, a language that can serve as a common tongue in world communications if enough people decide to use it thus. Further, Lojban is a long term research tool in a number of linguistic questions if only "native speakers" of the language can be created. In the beginning, the linguistic research possibilities served as the impulse to create the language. Because Lojban was created, beginning in the fifties and basically completed with a 1350 word vocabulary in the nineties, it can be seen as a laboratory which reveals brain/mind function in contrast to the other languages which are organic to human culture. Here is what Lojban sounds like


  1. Really interesting back story! Non-ambiguous? I wish. Teach me. This is a language I wish to learn! All is not as it seems. Oh Lord, is it ever???? We so often see what we wish to see....our projections on the screen, and even our screen a manipulator of truth. Lovely poem.

  2. I can't teach this language. Today is my first encounter with it. They mean not ambiguous in a special way. This is about computing, about having a language where there is one way to say a thing and one kind of grammar to say it in. There are no to, two, too's. Things like that are gone.

    There are a number of sites on the internet, a number of utubes about the language. There's a dictionary or two.

    I know you mean more than that. Love you.

  3. I think my mind/brain must be on strike today, although I enjoyed listening to the sounds!


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