2012/11/14 Alex Fink <[log in to unmask]> > I named Lojban because that's what you were defaulting to in the Xorban > lexis at present and didn't think to generalise it. But the properties you > name are indeed both useful here. Esperanto might work too; Why not Interlingua as well? The have allegedly chosen the more international stems by statistical means. Then there's the problem of subclauses reusing variables, which I can't > entirely wriggle out of even with a good case system: take "the cat ate the > rat which ate the grain". So I guess either we have whole series of > secondary cases for conflict avoidance in subclauses, as in > cat(n) & rat(a) & eat(n, a) & grain(a') & eat(a, a') ; > or we allow some variables to be reused within subclauses, which on the > face of it seems to have the better naturalistic analogy, relative pronouns: > cat(n) & rat(a) & eat(n, a) & relpron(a; [n) & grain(a) & eat(n, a) ] . > This keep reminding me of object-oriented programming structure.