Volapük

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See also: volapuk, Volapuk, and volapük

English[edit]

Wiktionary
Volapük edition of Wiktionary
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Etymology[edit]

From Volapük Volapük.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈvɒləˌpʊk/
  • Hyphenation: Vo‧la‧pük

Proper noun[edit]

Volapük

  1. An artificial language created in 1879 by Johann Martin Schleyer.
    • 1897 April 1, A. F. B. Crofton, “The Language of Crime”, in Popular Science Monthly[1], 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, 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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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Volapük Volapük.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /voːlaːˈpyk/
  • Rhymes: -yk
  • (file)

Proper noun[edit]

Volapük n

  1. Volapük (definite article is often omitted)

German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌvoːlaˈpyːk/, /ˌvɔla-/

Proper noun[edit]

Volapük n (genitive Volapük or Volapüks)

  1. Volapük

Usage notes[edit]

  • The word can be used with or without a definite article: (Das) Volapük ist eine konstruierte Sprache. (“Volapük is a constructed language.”) The form with no article is generally more common, but the article is necessary in the genitive case (die Grammatik des Volapük) and with the preposition in (die Pluralbildung im Volapük).

Turkish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: Vo‧la‧pük

Proper noun[edit]

Volapük

  1. (linguistics) Volapük

Declension[edit]


Volapük[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • Vp (abbreviation)

Etymology[edit]

Compound of vola (of the world / world's), genitive singular of vol (world) + pük (language) (morpheme structure: vol (world) + -a (genitive morpheme) + pük (language) = volapük (world language) / Volapük (World Language), i.e., Johann Martin Schleyer's Weltsprache (World Language / Universal 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 / World Language / Weltsprache.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /vo.laˈpyk/, [vo.laˈpyk]

Proper noun[edit]

Volapük

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

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West Frisian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed form Volapük Volapük.

Proper noun[edit]

Volapük

  1. Volapük

Usage notes[edit]

Variants may show up in older texts, but current practice in West Frisian is to either borrow the term wholesale (Volapük) or to use a phonological adaptation (unattested Folapúk).