pük

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Volapük[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From a reshaping (deformation) of English speak and/or (possibly) speech (the word speak, with Volapük pronunciation spelling > spik, letter "s" was deleted > pik, unrounded "i" changed to rounded "ü", and voilà > pük "language"). Also compare newer Volapük spikön "(to) speak" (< spik) to older Volapük pükön "(to) speak"; Newspeak, Oldspeak.

Noun[edit]

pük (plural püks)

  1. language

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