Languages, by cultural definition, seek standardisation and mass-adoption; the command of language is one axis on which the ability to participate in all what society has to offer revolves around. It’s to this domain of human culture that OnlyOneNativeSpeaker seeks to add parallelism, diversity and heterogeneity. It will do this by creating thousands of new artificial languages. Languages with deliberately just that: Only One Native Speaker.
A language is a collaborative effort to conceptualise place and time. At the most fundamental level languages reflect the environment of, and the social agreements between, the community it belongs to. The study of languages from other cultures is of direct important to us, as it shows us the boundaries of our own culture, and refutes claims of cultural universality.
OnlyOneNativeSpeaker excludes no possible line of enquiry. Every artificial language, independent of medium, origin and intent helps to display the horizon of possibility, in ourselves as well as in others. But creating a language from scratch is not the only option, finding languages where nobody did before: in crowds, in amoeba, or in the shape of rocks, is of equal interest to the scope of OnlyOneNativeSpeaker.
How can you participate in the Babylon bonanza that is called OnlyOneNativeSpeaker? That’s simple, develop a language! While doing that, send us an e-mail with a link to the website containing the purpose and details of your language. If necessary we can host this information for you. At the same time OnlyOneNativeSpeaker will try to facilitate the exchange of ideas between all people involved as far as language permits.
I’m not entirely sure what the point is, but at least one of the languages, SASXSEK, seems carefully thought out and seriously intended (even if ultimately futile, like most such attempts):
The goal of SASXSEK is to construct a language which is easier for the world to pronounce, with a much simpler grammar, and a small, easy to learn, but powerful core vocabulary from which other words can be formed. SASXSEK has no consonant clusters, which makes pronunciation easy. A one-to-one relationship between spelling and pronunciation using a simple 18-letter alphabet consisting of phonetic units which are already known, or could easily be learned by almost anyone. The grammar is simple. The lexicon is small enough to be easy to learn, but a powerful set of suffixes and the ability to build compound words give the ability to express more complex ideas.
And yes, it’s simpler than Esperanto.