volapuk

Volapük

[voh-luh-pyk]
noun
one of the earliest of the artificially constructed international auxiliary languages, invented about 1879.
Also, Volapuk [vol-uh-pook, voh-luh-] .


Origin:
1880–85; vol, representing world + -a- connecting vowel + pük, representing speak

Volapukist, noun
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Volapuk or Volapük (ˈvɒləˌpʊk)
 
n
an artificial language based on English, French, German, Latin, etc, invented by Johann Schleyer (1831--1912) in 1880
 
[C19: from vol, based on world + euphonic -a- + pük speech, based on speak]
 
Volapük or Volapük
 
n
 
[C19: from vol, based on world + euphonic -a- + pük speech, based on speak]

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