Whorf, Benjamin Lee (1897-1941). American linguist and engineer, famous for developing the linguistic-relativity or 'Sapir Whorf' hypothesis along with his mentor Edward Sapir (la syPIR/la eduyrdsyPIR). This hypothesis can be summarized as the idea that the structure of language somehow shapes thought. The first logical language, Loglan (la loglan), was originally created primarily as a means to test that hypothesis. Alternatively benjaminliUORF, benjymynliUORF. See also spirofu.