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.
    • 1897 April 1, A. F. B. Crofton, “The Language of Crime”, Popular Science Monthly, volume 50, ISSN 0161-7370, OCLC 488612811, page 834: 
      ...some authors have claimed that the slang of the criminal was a kind of international language for thieves, a Volapük of crime.
    • 2004, Steven Roger Fischer, A history of language, Reaktion Books, ISBN 9781861890801, page 180:
      The first practical constructed language was the south-west German Pastor Schleyer's Volapük from 1879; its complicated grammar and irregular vocabulary made learning difficult, however. The most successful has been Esperanto, devised by the Warsaw ophthalmologist Ludwig Zamenhof in 1887, that today can count some one million speakers.

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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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