As regards the structure of the artificial language itself, history shows clearly that it must be a posteriori, not a priori.
There can no more be an artificial nation than an artificial language.
Mr. Grey's Memoria Technica was designed as an artificial language to remember numbers, as of the eras, or dates of history.
Man alone, says Smellie, enjoys the power of communicating and expressing his ideas by articulate and artificial language.
It is therefore a choice between an artificial language or nothing.
A false note in feeling he seldom struck, and the most artificial language cannot hinder his lines from going direct to the heart.
Then, as natural languages are full of abnormalities and bad logic, let the student start with an artificial language!
Here it is assumed that the artificial language is easy, and that it is possible for it to produce the same results.
Compared with these, the artificial language would be three times to five times as easy.
Such experiments go a good way towards proving the case for an artificial language.