Robert Winter is an Australian novelist who is developing a prototype for a universal language adequate for literature. After studying several auxlangs (invented auxiliary languages), he felt that the ones he looked at were not ideal for what he wanted.
He has put together what he calls a litlang or artlang called Sousic. It is to be a language that is adequate or robust enough to be used to write literature (tell stories). A large part of his lexicon or working vocabulary comes from French, English, and Arabic.
Elsewhere, Peter Stockwell explains that there are 3 divisions of constructed languages: conlang, litlang or artlang, and loglang.
Follow the links below to read up on the background to Sousic, his motivation for inventing it, and a good part of the rationale and criteria on which he decides what will stand and what will not.
Here he includes a comparison chart of his at-one-time candidates of languages on which to base Sousic. And here is a blog entry and verb chart for Elefo (LFO), the draft version of Sousic.
His effort to develop a reader-friendly language robust enough to accommodate nuances and fine gradations of meaning would put the translators at archipelagobooks.org out of work. But then again, the waiting world readership might become more quickly acquainted with excellent storytellers from all rounded corners of the globe.
He hasn't yet notified the makers of this auxlang list to add Sousic.
[Note: The word primo in the title is intended to mean first.]
We are all waiting for a sample few pages from a famous novel, in 2 or 3 columns to assist all novitiates.