[ voh-luh-pyk ]
/ ˌvoʊ ləˈpük /
one of the earliest of the artificially constructed international auxiliary languages, invented about 1879.
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Also Vol·a·puk [vol-uh-pook, voh-luh-]. /ˈvɒl əˌpʊk, ˈvoʊ lə-/.
Origin of Volapük
connecting vowel + pük,
OTHER WORDS FROM VolapükVo·la·puk·ist, noun
Words nearby Volapük
, VO language
, volatile oil
, volatile salt
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How to use Volapük in a sentence
I am in deep sympathy with the people who invented Volapuk, and are trying to invent Esperanto.
Volapuk is a paradox, unless one has French or English or German or some other language that has grown up in a nation.
Hence, Our first starting point will be a deep and almost awestruck regard for the destinies of the Volapuk-speaking race.
Enough has been said to show what scope there is for revision of this sentimental Volapuk.
British Dictionary definitions for Volapük
an artificial language based on English, French, German, Latin, etc, invented by Johann Schleyer (1831–1912) in 1880
Word Origin for Volapuk
C19: from vol, based on world + euphonic -a- + pük speech, based on speak
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