The Verge reported on a DMV (department of motor vehicles) employee who invented a new language:
Naturally-formed languages are messy, and they've long inspired people to search for the perfect, artificial language. It's a quest that a former California DMV employee John Quijada took up as a hobby for three decades to create what he calls "Ithkuil," which has 22 categories of verbs, 1,800 suffixes, and not a single wasted sound in order to make "you say what you mean and mean what you say."
A friend is a phonologist, and these are this thoughts on the new language:
One problem with trying to come up with a language that is completely efficient is that people aren't. We need redundancy in languages because, frankly, we are not all that smart. We don't always get it.
Also, the oral communication situation is not always ideal, and redundancy is needed to help us fill in the blanks when we lose part of the speech signal due to planes flying overhead and lawnmowers passing outside our windows.
What I see of the [Ithkuil] language leaves a lot to be desired in terms of what the human mind processes easily.