Since I’m deeply dissatisfied with basically all languages I know of, for various degrees of the same reasons, I would also prefer it if we could make a proper universal language some time. However we don’t even yet have any good alternatives, as the universal attempts we currently have are also ultimately not really that good.
For instance with Esperanto we still have the similarities to current languages. While a tiny bit good in terms of ease of learning for people with long since established languages, it also carries a lot of the negative baggage we could get rid of.
Throughout the years I’ve often come to dabble and tackle the idea of an universal language, testing out words, pronunciations and subsequently different ways of writing too, and the conclusion I can only come to is this: While I think we should create an universal language it’s not a task for a single person or a small group. Rather, in many decades I would think, we should form a real ministry (or so) to make a new language from scratch. And really, from scratch. No old language baggage. It should be a language that’s designed without any compromising, taking in all of the issues of modern languages and fixing them. The development of such a language would also likely take years, possibly even the one or the other decade before rolling it out. Of course if it’s planned to this degree it can be implemented directly as a second official language, and then, again many years later, could truly replace the old language in official use too.
One might wonder why go that far at all, given current languages work? Well, that’s the thing, current languages work in the same way that a rubber boat is a boat. Sure I can cross some water with it, but the ocean? Not so much. For instance if we make a planned language it should flat out be phonetic, if you read something for the first time you should know exactly how to pronounce it, and vice versa. As it stands English is a particularly funny, but also annoying offender in this regard. Just think about the words read and lead. Did I mean the present or past form of read, which are pronounced differently? Did I mean lead the metal, or lead as in leading? Again both pronounced differently. That’s of course just the tip of the iceberg, and the next obvious part is the necessity of context for interpretation. Sure, it usually works out, but there’s quite a few avoidable hiccups.
Then there’s all the irregularities in pretty much all languages, and simple unnecessarily complicated grammar, were German is a particularly bad offender. Japanese on the other hand has rather nice and simple grammar. But then in exchange there’s Kanji. Speaking of writing systems, I have no particular attachment to our alphanumerical ways either.
And if an universal language is to address all of these… yeah. That takes time to figure out. A lot of decades and hard, focused work by dedicated people. And this would be done I think the result would likely not even be too hard to learn, despite lack of similarities to what we have.