Volapük

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See also: volapuk, Volapuk, and volapük

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Etymology[edit]

From Volapük Volapük.

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  • Hyphenation: Vo‧la‧pük

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Volapük

  1. An artificial language created in 1879 by Johann Martin Schleyer.

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Turkish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: Vo‧la‧pük

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Volapük

  1. (linguistics) Volapük

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Volapük[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From vol (world) +‎ -a- (genitive morpheme) +‎ pük (speak, speech, language). Johann Martin Schleyer created the compound noun volapük (vol + -a- + pük) by both simplifying and deforming the English words world (> world > wol > vol) and speak / speech (> speak / speech > pik > pük), which produced (lowercase generic term) volapük (any "worldspeak" or "world language") versus (uppercase specific term) Volapük, "the" Worldspeak or World Language.

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Volapük

  1. Volapük (rarely lowercase, compare the generic term volapük versus the specific language called Volapük)

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