Lojbanic Mythology

The Lojban Creation Poem, though perilously obscure, is thought to embody some crucial aspects of lobykai reality...

There is some carry-over from Loglan Mythology in Lojbanic Mythology, though it is not as widely known as it should be, and tends to be mentioned only by those old enough in the community to remember both. For example:

The four gods

Loglan has four gods:

  • Jeeg and Talen, who featured in an early Loglan anecdote
  • R, the Loglan equivalent of .y. (English er...)
  • Zipf, after the formulator of Zipf's Law

The history of Lojban is already becoming shrouded in myth. If Loglan is purjbo, 'old-Lojban' (or in the gismu list, dzejbo, 'elder Lojban'), the Lojban that existed prior to the Great Rafsi Shift of 7/93 is already partly unintelligible (including the poembook ziryroi {by Michael Helsem}--whose very title now means something different) & must be considered mijyjbo, 'Middle Lojban'. Here are some tales from lapoi pelxu ku'o trajynobli that pertain to the Loglan-Lojban split:

What did "ziryroi" originally mean? "zirpu troci"? "zirpu rokci"? (le remoi)

There are also instances of mythos built up through metaphors bandied about on the Lojban Mailing List:

  • The Jimbob Mythos was quite popular in the early 1990s.
  • So was the ckafyzda Mythos, which motivated the first concerted effort in original Lojban writing.

Flora and fauna of Lojbanistan.

  • ti'ocpi
  • nalci since
  • le toldi poi jmive ti'u le cimni
  • morji xanto

(see also dragon)

The following near-mythical exchange occurred on WikiImprovement, in which the language was arguing with itself:

  • Most of the features you want are present in TWiki (http://www.twiki.org). It has user authentication, allows you to upload files and has other improvements over the traditional Wiki Model

— Lob

    • I must say, signing as if you were the language (even if most people only recognize the jbo rafsi) seems rather arrogant, when most of its speakers are satisfied with this wiki.

— Lo'os

Created by admin. Last Modification: Tuesday 10 of June, 2014 03:51:20 GMT by mukti.