Definitions for volapükˈvɒl əˌpʊk, ˈvoʊ lə-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Vol•a•pükˈvɒl əˌpʊk, ˈvoʊ lə-(n.)

or Vol•a•puk

  1. one of the earliest international auxiliary languages, constructed about 1879 using elements from various European languages.

    Category: Language/Linguistics

Origin of Volapük:

1880–85; vol, repr. world+-a- connecting vowel +pük, repr. speak

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Volapuk(noun)

    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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Volapuk(noun)

    literally, world's speech; the name of an artificial language invented by Johan Martin Schleyer, of Constance, Switzerland, about 1879

Freebase

  1. Volapük

    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.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Volapük

    a universal language by Schleyer, a German pastor; as yet practically limited to its applicability to commercial intercourse.

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