HumanMarkup1 is a project to use XML to "frame and embed contextual human characteristics including physical, cultural, social, kinesic, psychological, and intentional features within conveyed information". Thus it covers some of the same territory already trod by lojban.
Its interesting to see how another group approaches the same problem. They may also point out options that lojban has overlooked.
Stripped of the technology, their efforts so far have yielded.
'emotion attitude flexibility'
amusement acceptance decided
anger agreement sure
appreciation alertness resolute
caution approval irreversible
closeness attention yielding
completion belief unrelenting
courage competence firm
discovery constraint undecided
familiarity desire unsure
fear effort determined
gain hope reversible
guilt intent unyielding
happiness interest relenting
love obligation soft
pain permission ambivalent
'facial hand torso feet'
smile handshake bow run
kiss wave hello march jump
smirk wave goodbye meditation kick
sneer fist bend chase
cheer salute kowtow stalk
knit the brows thumbs-up stand dash
glance accost curtsy cross legs
whisper wag dance
stage whisper hail hunch
frown middle finger genuflect
kiss love sign sit
wink stab pose
raspberry fold hands
roll eyes thumbs up
hiss thumbs down
turn up nose flourish
'ideology affiliation role ideals activity agenda resolve'
conservative Republican president democratic debate Status quo resolute
liberal Democrat vice-president libertarian propaganda radical fanatical
moderate Independent senator freedom grassroots conflict passionate
Reform congressman repression populism resolution apathetic
Green governor republic media message supportive
Communist mayor celebrity endorsement pliant
(I find the Political mapping ludicrous in the extreme. But perhaps this cathedral needs a few gargoyles... --la maikl.)
I agree. I also find that the jobs need things like cizen at the very least! - mi'e. kreig.daniyl., who is one
A language project from a bunch of techies and no slot for "libertarian" ideology as distinct from liberal and conservative? How believable is that? Any real gang of geeks would have "100 words for Libertarian" (anarcho-capitalist, minarchist, Objectivist (subtypes Neo Tech, Peikoff, and Kelley), etc, etc) --xod
On the other hand, it would be interesting to come up with Lojban equivalents for the Gestures listed...