- one of the earliest of the artificially constructed international auxiliary languages, invented about 1879.
Also Vol·a·puk [vol-uh-poo k, voh-luh-] /ˈvɒl əˌpʊk, ˈvoʊ lə-/.
Origin of Volapük
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- 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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