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unambiguous syntax and grammar

Post by yyqVxzb10 » Tue 05 Dec 2017, 20:29

Hello! What languages do you know which declare the subject as one of its goals or which has it as a property? What languages have BNF, or EBNF, or their analogues? It is generally called `logical language', but I don't like the term, because it's quite broad. The advertisment of your own languages is welcome too.
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Re: unambiguous syntax and grammar

Post by Iyionaku » Tue 05 Dec 2017, 20:52

No natural language has BNF or EBNF, and so far there has not been a single convincing attempt of writing a Chomsky Grammar for any natural language.

However, several attempts have been made to create a context-free conlang; you might want to have a look at Loglan and it's successor, Lojban, which is the best-known context free conlang (excluding programming languages), although some linguists apparently have disputed that Lojban is effectively context free.
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Re: unambiguous syntax and grammar

Post by shanoxilt » Tue 05 Dec 2017, 22:08

I second researching Lojban and similar languages like Gua\spi and Toaq.
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Re: unambiguous syntax and grammar

Post by yyqVxzb10 » Tue 05 Dec 2017, 22:08

Thanks for the answer. I know that lojban has PEG and special version of BNF. I am interested in other such conlangs too, if any.
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Re: unambiguous syntax and grammar

Post by yyqVxzb10 » Wed 06 Dec 2017, 15:11

shanoxilt wrote:
Tue 05 Dec 2017, 22:08
Gua\spi and Toaq.
Thank you for the reference, that's it! If there's more. please let me know.
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Re: unambiguous syntax and grammar

Post by eldin raigmore » Wed 06 Dec 2017, 20:23

I'm pretty sure my conlang Arpien's syntax is not only context-free but also unambiguous.
However I haven't rigorously checked it.

I'm not sure its morphology is unambiguous, nor that its morphology satisfies any other desideratum.
But maybe I'll make it isolating and analytic, so that its grammar will be all syntax and no morphology.

Also, it's still a piss-poor conlang because, though I have plans for its lexicon, I have yet to make a word in it.
I'll tell you about it if you can't find it on a search and/or just want me to.
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Re: unambiguous syntax and grammar

Post by Creyeditor » Wed 06 Dec 2017, 20:57

shanoxilt wrote:
Tue 05 Dec 2017, 22:08
I second researching Lojban and similar languages like Gua\spi and Toaq.
Toaq is for once a loglang based really on Chinese.
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