ODODU is a derivational language which is continually evolving towards the goal of a universal language.
Therefore, all you need to construct and use it are a few foundational presumptions that comprise an initiating protocol and an initial assignment of meaning to each letter. The initiating protocol is as follows:
ODODU comprises eight vowels, U, I, E, A, O, Q, Y, and H, and sixteen consonants, D, P, R, B, C, L, T, K, S, G, F, X, N, M, W, and Z.
To each letter assign a fundamental archetypal meaning, a morpheme, that will be derived to the maximal extent possible from a symbolic form, a grapheme, which illustrates this meaning and how it might have evolved from the relational nature of the universe. Also associate a unique phoneme to each letter that governs how it is pronounced and incorporated into a phonetic spoken language. For example, in this version of Ododu, the first primary four vowels are presumed to represent a personal relational perspective and are presented as;
The secondary four vowels are then viewed as representing a perspective external or distinct from the personal perspective. They are presented as;
Each of the sixteen consonants are then derived from an interaction between a primary and a secondary vowel. They are presented as;
Thus the consonant D derives from an interaction between U and O and how our personal experiences lead to an interpretation of these different perspectives on self relation .
The grammar will consist of 64 uniquely determined pairs of the eight vowels of ODODU as follows:
These 64 two vowel pairs will form the grammatical words of ODODU. Additional words will be constructed by placing consonants and vowels between the two vowels of the grammatical words. The first vowel will determine the part of speech, noun, verb, modifier, etc. of the word. The last vowel determines how the word is used in a sentence. The meaning of the word is determined by the interior consonants and vowels which are defined as the core of the word. Cores will be constructed by alternating consonants and vowels so that cores with only one letter represent the most general concepts while cores with increasing numbers of letters will represent increasingly specific and detailed concepts.
This is all that is needed to build and use ODODU. If we each build our own version we can then communicate with each other by following a covariance procedure as described in A Pragmatic Process for the Evolution of ODODU. I believe that this process can change the way we think and communicate with each other. It can make us more aware of what we do when we think and can make us better at it.