Welcome to the NeoIthkuil Department at Wikiversity, part of the Center for Foreign Language Learning and the School of Language and Literature. Please note that all material given refers to John Quijada's upcoming language, which is a successor to Ithkuil. The purpose of the course below is to introduce concepts of the language at a structured linear pace.
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Ithkuil 4 is a constructed language designed to express deeper levels of human cognition briefly yet overtly and clearly, particularly with regard to human categorization. It is based off of the current Ithkuil, released in 2011, which strives to minimize the ambiguities and semantic vagueness found in natural human languages. Ithkuil is notable for its grammatical complexity and information density, in that nuances of meaning are specified grammatically, and phrases from natural languages can usually be expressed in with fewer sounds. Quijada deemed his creation suited to human conversation; though nobody, himself included, is able to speak Ithkuil fluently. He is currently reworking Ithkuil to be more learnable. This course aims to introduce the grammatical categories and parts of the lexicon for the new language before its official release. If you are familiar with Mr. Quijada's work, feel free to add content! We'll need to translate these lessons into other languages at some point. Visit the Discord or subreddit for more information.