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John Quijada and His Invented Language, Ithkuil

In which a retired California state bureaucrat, science-fiction buff and frustrated linguist invents a language to improve the efficiency and precision of thought and expression, only to find it hijacked by a group of Slavic ultranationalists who think it would be the perfect tool for the creation of the Ubermensch. A fascinating story with a long detour into the history of fabricating languages. (The New Yorker).

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  2. The current podcast of Radiolab has a segment on another language creator, Charles Bliss, who found his creation hijacked with different motivations.

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