one of the first artificial language constructed for use as an auxiliary international language; based largely on English but with some German and French and Latin roots
literally, world's speech; the name of an artificial language invented by Johan Martin Schleyer, of Constance, Switzerland, about 1879
Volapük was a French avant-garde band created in 1993 by the drummer Guigou Chenevier, along with Michel Mandel and Guillaume Saurel. In the 1970s Chenevier was a member of Etron Fou Leloublan, a band that was part of the Rock in Opposition movement. Takumi Fukushima became a later addition to the group, playing on Polyglöt which was released in 2000. Volapük announced their breakup in 2010. The band's style draws from a number of Eurasian ethnic musical traditions, from Spain to the Balkans to Mongolia. Unlike other avant-garde bands that rely on the use of nonmusical sounds, Volapük's music retains more of their folk music roots. Volapük is the name of an artificial language, which also draws its form from multiple language sources.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
vō-la-pük′, n. a name given to a universal language invented in 1879 by Johann Schleyer of Constance, Baden, the vocabulary being mainly based on English, and the grammar being simplified to the utmost.—n. Volapük′ist, one versed in Volapük: one who advocates the adoption of Volapük. [Lit. 'world-speech'—vol, shortened from Eng. world, pük, for Eng. speak.]
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
a universal language by Schleyer, a German pastor; as yet practically limited to its applicability to commercial intercourse.
The numerical value of volapük in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of volapük in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
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