Here is a little New Years present for ya:
Long but FASCINATING article in The New Yorker about a man who worked at the DMV and in his spare time, over the last three decades, invented a language he calls "Ithkuil".
From the article:
"'Natural languages are adequate, but that doesn’t mean they’re optimal,'
John Quijada, [...] told me. In 2004, he published a
monograph on the Internet that was titled 'Ithkuil: A Philosophical Design for a Hypothetical Language.'"