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Voksigid was an attempt to construct a predicate language of a different type from those which had gone before. The first predicate language (Loglan, developed by James Cooke Brown), and its descendant Lojban, developed by Robert LeChevalier, both used word order to mark the various places in the predication. The creator of Voksigid, Bruce R. Gilson, felt that remembering which position meant which role in the predication might be beyond easy memorization for most people. In October 1991 he made a proposal to the Conlang group putting forward some ideas for a language that he envisioned. He assembled a development committee following that post, and for several months they worked on the language, which was named Voksigid. The language has a syntax which was (as mentioned in the proposal letter) somewhat influenced by Japanese (but reversed; Japanese is verb-last and postpositional, Voksigid is verb-first and prepositional), and a vocabulary based mostly on European language roots.

(Adapted from the Voksigid home page on ViewsOfLanguage.com)

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